Atletico Madrid set to secure star goalkeeper Jan Oblak’s future with new £165,000-a-week deal and £129million release clause
- Jan Oblak has long been regarded as one of European football’s top keepers
- Atletico Madrid stopper is due to sign a new deal with the Spanish club
- Manchester United had been interested but there will be a £129m release clause
Jan Oblak is set to sign a fresh deal with Atletico Madrid with a massive £129million release clause.
The goalkeeper has long been considered among the best in his position in Europe and has attracted interest from a number of elite sides.
But according to Marca, the 26-year-old is ready to commit his future to Atletico.
Jan Oblak is ready to put pen to paper on a new Atletico Madrid deal in the coming weeks
OBLAK’S 2018-19 SEASON STATS:
Games – 40
Saves – 101
Clean sheets – 21
Goals conceded – 32
His wage packed on the new contract will be £10m per year, meaning he’ll bring home £165,000 per week.
Manchester United had considered Oblak an option to replace David de Gea if the Spaniard was to leave Old Trafford.
But they would have to pay through the nose as Oblak’s previous £86m release clause will significantly increase alongside an improved wage.
The Slovenian’s existing deal runs until 2021 and the new terms are only going to add another year on.
The Slovenian has long been regarded as one of the best stopper’s in the European game
Oblak had also been touted as a target for PSG but the French side are comfortable with Alfonse Areola and Gianluigi Buffon in their ranks.
The towering stopper has been a mainstay in Diego Simeone’s team since joining from Benfica in 2014.
Simeone has long regarded an extension for Oblak as a key piece of business and will be pleased when he puts pen to paper.