Manchester United are reportedly eyeing a sensational January transfer move for a LaLiga superstar Jan Oblak, as concerns over their major summer signing, Andre Onana, continue to mount.
This summer, the Red Devils splurged a staggering sum, making Onana the third most expensive goalkeeper signing in history. The initial fee for acquiring the services of the former Inter Milan shot-stopper amounted to £43.8 million, with additional add-ons pushing the total cost to £47.8 million—a record-breaking figure that has placed him third on the all-time list of goalkeeper transfers.
However, Onana’s arrival at Old Trafford has not unfolded as planned, with the goalkeeper enduring a torrid start to his tenure, conceding a disheartening ten goals in just six games.
In light of these concerns, Spanish reports have surfaced suggesting that Manchester United has turned its attention to Jan Oblak, the long-serving custodian of Atletico Madrid’s goal. Despite being only 30 years old, Oblak is now entering his remarkable 10th season with Atletico, where he has solidified his reputation as one of the premier goalkeepers not only in Spain but across the globe.
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As per Transfermarkt.com, Oblak’s current market value is an impressive 35 million euros.
Oblak’s illustrious career with Los Rojoblancos comprises 398 appearances, boasting an impressive tally of 193 clean sheets. His contributions extend to the international stage as well, having represented Slovenia in 56 matches.
Intriguingly, reports indicate that Atletico Madrid is demanding a transfer fee of €50 million for Oblak—remarkably similar to the amount Manchester United paid to secure Onana’s services during the summer transfer window. This potential blockbuster transfer could reshape the goalkeeping landscape in European football and be a defining moment in Manchester United’s quest for success.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.