Arsenal and Liverpool have signaled their interest to sign in-demand Slovenia and Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, according to report.
Oblak switched Benfica for Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2014 and his stock has only grown since then, as he’s been dubbed one of the best goalkeepers of this generation. Although, De Gea has made headlines for his acrobatic saves for Manchester United, Oblak has conceded only 18 goals in 34 League games this season and he also has kept an impressive 26 clean sheets.
Oblak’s heroics has caught the attention of major European clubs who are now scampering for his signature. The Mirror via AS claim Arsenal and Liverpool are already weighing on a deal for the 25-year-old star as they prepare to dethrone Manchester City as Premier League champions next season.
Arsenal’s goalie Petr Cech has been dismal in-between the stick for Arsenal this season and the club has made the signing of a goalkeeper a priority for next season. Meanwhile, Simon Mignolet is on his way out of Liverpool after falling out with manager Jurgen Klopp and the Reds are lining a move for his replacement, with Oblak identified as key target.
The stumbling block for any of his suitors could be his mammoth release clause set at £87.5m [€100m]. The shot-stopper still has three-years left on his current contract but the Rojiblancos could accept less for him.
With a new manager coming to Arsenal, they will be forced to make some major signings but we wait to see how it pans out.