With David de Gea’s future in the midst of nowhere, Manchester Evening News has reported that Manchester United could make a move for Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak should the Spaniard decide to leave Old Trafford.
David de Gea has been a revelation for Manchester United, and is easily one of the best shot-stoppers in the world. The Devils did manage to avoid losing him to Real Madrid a couple of seasons back, but the same might not be the case this summer, as Real Madrid are in a dire need of trusted hands.
Oblak, on the other hand, is doing a world of good under Diego Simeone, but with the Argentine’s future in scrutiny, anything could happen this summer. Oblak’s teammates, Antoine Griezmann and Jose Gimenez, are extensively linked with a move to Old Trafford, with the former being the unwavering one.
MEN have further claimed that Oblak has a €100m (£85m) release clause in his contract and even though United might not have to splash that much of cash, they will be required to surpass the current world transfer record for a goalkeeper, which stands at £33m – the fee Juventus paid Parma to acquire Gianluigi Buffon in 2001.
“I think for every player it is an honour to come to the UK and play for clubs like this one,” a source close to the player told MEN Sport. “A lot of top clubs from Europe wants the best goalkeeper in the world. In the UK, there are three of them who show an interest regarding Jan Oblak.”
Like mentioned before, De Gea’s future is hanging in the midst of nowhere and on the safer side, United have kept a number of goalkeepers under their radar should the unthinkable (of course for United fans) happen. AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma and Leverkusen’s Bernd Leno are also some of the players United could approach.