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Atletico Madrid considering move for Manchester United superstar amid Oblak uncertainty

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According to a report from 90 Min, Atletico Madrid are facing a dilemma in regards to the future of Jan Oblak.

Despite being rumoured to extend his contract until 2028, the Slovenian apparently wants to leave Wanda Metropolitano at the end of the season, amid interest from Manchester United. It has compelled Atleti to look for alternatives in the market.

The Spanish giants have many options on the table. They have been recently linked with a move for Emiliano Martinez, but as per the report, the club ideally want to bring back David de Gea.

The Manchester United superstar had started his career at Atletico Madrid, even featuring in 84 competitive matches for Los Colchoneros.

Atleti now want de Gea back at the club as a direct replacement for Oblak. His current deal at Manchester United expires at the end of the season, meaning he could be available as a free agent in the summer of 2023.

Apart from de Gea, Atletico Madrid have identified other options such as David Raya of Brentford and Robert Sanchez of Brighton & Hove Albion. They appear to be the more realistic options for the Spanish giants in their bid to find a replacement for Oblak.

De Gea, too, could be an interesting option for Diego Simeone’s men, but a lot may depend on Manchester United. The Premier League giants, after all, have the option of extending the goalkeeper’s contract for one more year.

Interestingly, Oblak’s future may also play a key role in dictating de Gea’s destination next summer. With the Slovenian being linked with a move to Manchester United, there are even chances of a potential swap deal between the two clubs.

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Tottenham Hotspur hold an interest in key Atletico Madrid duo

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According to MARCA, Tottenham Hotspur have shown an interest in signing key Atletico Madrid stars Yannick Carrasco and Jan Oblak and could look to make a move for the duo in the summer.

Tottenham and Atletico have fostered a good working relationship in recent times, with the Rojiblancos signing Sergio Reguilon on loan from the Premier League club in the summer.

Following that, the Colchoneros secured the signing of Matt Doherty in January on a free transfer after Tottenham handed him a letter of freedom so that he can join the La Liga club.

Now, it is being claimed that Tottenham could look to capitalise on it and act on their interest in both Carrasco and Oblak.

Carrasco has been a topic of interest at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for some time now. The Lilywhites have even made attempts to sign him in the past but were unable to pull off the transfer.

However, with the 29-year-old reportedly disgruntled at Atletico, a summer exit could be on the cards. Barcelona have secured an option to sign the winger for a fee of €20 million in the summer, but Tottenham could offer more if they are serious about signing him.

Meanwhile, Oblak has also been on the radars of Tottenham for some time. With captain and first-choice goalkeeper Hugo Lloris nearing the end of his career, the north London club have identified the Slovenian ace as a possible replacement for the Frenchman.

Oblak has been a permanent fixture in the lineup at Atletico Madrid for close to a decade now. But he harbours hopes of playing in the Premier League while he also wishes to challenge for trophies – something that has not happened at Atletico this term or the last season.

It could compel him to consider a move away from the Civitas Metropolitano, and Tottenham would be lying in wait if such a scenario materialises.

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