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Atletico Madrid want Premier League star to replace Manchester United, Tottenham target

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A recent report from Mundo Deportivo has offered an update on the future of Jan Oblak. Despite speculations ringing around the Atletico Madrid goalkeeper signing a contract extension until 2028, he remains a top target for multiple Premier League clubs.

Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are among the clubs targeting a move for Oblak in 2023.

Man United are targeting Oblak as a direct replacement for David de Gea, who could leave Old Trafford in the summer. Tottenham, too, are targeting the Atleti goalkeeper as a long-term replacement for Hugo Lloris, who is in the final phase of his career..

Atletico Madrid, for their part, have started their search for a replacement for Oblak. They are reportedly keen on the services of Emiliano Martinez of Aston Villa.

The former Arsenal starlet has been performing at the top of his game ever since his move to Villa Park a few years ago. He has established himself as a first-team regular for the Argentine national team, notably helping the country lift the Copa America title in 2021.

Martinez’s consistent performances at the club level have also made him one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League. As such, he has emerged as Atletico Madrid’s desired option to replace Oblak.

Martinez had extended his contract with Villa earlier in the year and his deal at the club does not expire until 2027. Hence, the goalkeeper could cost a fortune, as far as Atletico Madrid are concerned.

However, it will not come as a surprise to see the Argentine international pushing for a move to Atletico Madrid, as he could look to team up with his fellow countryman Diego Simeone.

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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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