Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak has been heavily linked with an Atletico Madrid exit for quite a while. The Slovenian had been rumoured to be open to a potential exit this summer, and at one point the contract talks between both parties were dead. But things have changed abruptly of late.
Both sides reportedly reached an agreement and the Spanish club have officially confirmed that Oblak has extended his contract with Los Colchoneros. Now, the 26-year-old shot-stopper will remain at Wanda Metropolitano for the next four years, meaning his new deal will now end in 2023.
Oblak certainly has enough merits to deserve a contract extension. He’s been an excellent replacement for David De Gea – who now plays for Manchester United – and has kept 115 clean sheets in 203 appearances (fifth most-capped in Atletico’s history) across all competitions.
The Slovenia international is one of the most coveted goalkeepers in the world at the moment. And while the new contract wouldn’t be a stumbling block for a potential summer exit, now Atletico have the right to ask for a higher transfer fee in case any side wants to sign their starting shot-stopper.
Oblak has been with Atletico Madrid since 2014. And all signs indicate he’s not going anywhere any time soon.