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Tottenham eye summer move for Atletico Madrid superstar, player open to Premier League switch

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Tottenham Hotspur are looking to lay down a long-term succession plan for goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and have identified Atletico Madrid superstar Jan Oblak as one of the targets.

This claim comes from Nizaar Kinsella of the Evening Standard, who also states that the Lilywhites are also battling with Chelsea for the signing of David Raya of Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Spaniard would be a cheaper option for Tottenham as his contract expires in 18 months. However, they are also interested in Oblak as a target to take over Lloris ahead of the next season.

The Slovenian goalkeeper is rated as one of the best in Europe and has been one of Atletico Madrid’s top performers for years now. The 30-year-old has made close to 380 appearances for the Rojiblancos so far and has won a La Liga title and the UEFA Europa League with the club.

However, there had been rumblings about his future in the past, with Tottenham and Manchester United said to have been keeping tabs on his situation.

And, as per the report from the Evening Standard, Antonio Conte’s side retain an interest in Oblak and could explore the possibility of his signing in the summer window.

It is further stated that the 30-year-old shot-stopper would be open to a move to the Premier League, which will certainly be seen as a boost by the north London club.

However, it will likely take a massive sum for Tottenham to tempt Atletico Madrid into selling one of their most important assets.

Hence, they are also looking at David Raya as a more cost-effective option. But if Chelsea beat them to the punch, Conte & co. could decide to test the waters with an approach for Oblak.

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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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