Connect with us

Atletico Madrid News

Atletico Madrid considering move for Manchester United superstar amid Oblak uncertainty



Photo by Angel Martinez/Getty Images

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.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Atletico Madrid News

Ancelotti talks Courtois, Militao, Bellingham, VAR controversies ahead of Las Palmas vs Real Madrid



Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images

Coming off a highly controversial game against Almeria, Real Madrid will now travel to Gran Canaria to take on Las Palmas tomorrow as part of the early kick-off.

Carlo Ancelotti spoke about the clash tomorrow, starting off by confirming his goalkeeper for tomorrow, “Lunin will start tomorrow.”

He also added that Madrid were looking to get back to their usual level after back-to-back poor performances, one of which included elimination against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey round of 16.

“We are motivated to return to our best level after 2 bad games.”

The Italian gaffer also commented on the biggest football story in the world today, which was Jurgen Klopp announcing his decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season.

“It’s quite surprising, I understand. Working for a long time with the same club and players lowers your motivation a bit. He’s doing a fantastic job at Liverpool.”

And of course, Ancelotti also spoke about the leaked VAR audiovisual, some of which are highly controversial for all parties involved. Barcelona coach and players have also commented on the same, in light of the Negreira case.

“They have talked a lot. Everyone knows what has happened in the last 20 years in Spanish football. The Civil Guard is carrying out an investigations. That is the real problem of Spanish football.”

Luckily for the manager and fans, all injured players — minus the ACL trio of David Alaba, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois — are available. Jude Bellingham is suspended, however.

“Everyone is available now after the recent period of injuries.”

“Making up for Bellingham’s absence tomorrow? Brahim and Joselu are available options. They were able to show themselves after I relied on them as substitutes,” he added.

And as far as Militao and Courtois are concerned, both of whom tore their ACL early in the season, Ancelotti suggested that they could make their return before the season ends.

“Courtois and Militão both have the option to play this season. The recovery process is going very well, they are training on an individual level. It is February and these types of injuries last 6-8 months, so I think they will recover before the end of the season.”

Source: Mundo Deportivo

Continue Reading