Atletico Madrid eye up Real Betis’ Antonio Adan as Jan Oblak back-upJune 30, 2018
The departure of Miguel Angel Moya in February from the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano left Diego Simeone relying on Axel Werner to provide support to Jan Oblak in goal for Atletico Madrid, which could open the door to Antonio Adan.
Now, the Argentinian coach and his team are considering their option as they look to add another shotstopper to the squad.
Cadena SER say that that man could be former Real Madrid goalkeeper Antonio Adan, currently at Real Betis.
Having displaced Iker Casillas at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Adan moved on to Seville but in goal is believed to be one of Quique Setien’s key areas to improve on, not helped by the fact that Adan missed the last two months of the season through injury.
The Europa League winners are confident of sealing a deal for somewhere between four and five million euros this summer, which would then allow them to send Axel Werner out on loan with coaches keen to ensure that he gets game time to continue his development, which they are aware he would not get serving as back-up to Jan Oblak.
The 31-year-old would bring experience to the Atletico Madrid bench, having led Betis as captain before his injury for a brief period with Joaquin sidelined, and has a proven track record in LaLiga which may make him an attractive second choice option.