Atletico Madrid not extending Oblak dealApril 24, 2018
Atletico Madrid will not renew the current contract of Jan Oblak, according to Cadena COPE.
Oblak has been in terrific form for Atleti this season. In his first 100 games for the club, he kept 59 clean sheets and only conceded 54 goals, holding a better record than Iker Casillas and Victor Valdes.
The 25 year old’s performances have not gone unnoticed, and like team mate Antoine Griezmann, rumours of Oblak leaving the Wanda Metropolitano have shown no signs of going away.
Reports in England over the past couple of months had linked the Slovenian with moves to Arsenal and Liverpool, and there has been persistent rumours of Paris Saint Germain holding discussions with Oblak’s agent, Miha Mlakar over a summer move.
Cadena Cope report that Atleti officials are not considering the option to extend his deal and improve his release clause, believing that no club will pay the amount set.
“Atletico will continue to grow in the next few years, whether or not I remain at the club,” Oblak told an interview with Cadena Cope last week.
It was known that his current contract included a £90 million release clause, a drop in the ocean in comparison to the money spent on Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Oblak signed for Atleti from Portuguese side Benfica in 2014 for €16 million, making him the most expensive goalkeeper in La Liga history.