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Atletico Madrid superstar set to stay at club for at least another season – report

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From David de Gea, Thibaut Courtois to Jan Oblak now, the gloves have been well represented at Atletico Madrid. Oblak, particularly, has proven to be a leader through his consistent performances for Los Rojiblancos and established himself as one of the world’s best in the process.

According to reports from MARCA, Oblak will stay at the club for at least one more season. His contract renewal is open, but still far from being sealed. Nevertheless, the club are working hard to secure an agreement.

However, the Slovenian international seemed lost for the first time last season. He averaged a mere 1.7 saves per game, which was statistically the lowest of any La Liga keeper. Moreover, he only managed 12 clean sheets in the league.

In 2019, Oblak signed a four-year extension with the club, which would see him at the club until 2023. The pressure is now on Atletico Madrid to extend his contract or engineer a departure this summer for there is less than 12 months left on his deal.

There is no solid backup to the Slovenian in the squad at the moment. The only other goalkeeper on Diego Simeone’s side is Benjamin Lecomte, who is set to return to Monaco later this month.

If the club cannot agree on a renewal, the risk of losing Oblak on a free transfer looms. However, a large part of the negotiations will depend on the player’s form early next season.

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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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