PSG confirm no plans to snatch Jan OblakDecember 19, 2017
Paris Saint Germain have confirmed that they will not make a January move for Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak, according to reports.
Oblak was in superb form last season and has been a big part of Diego Simeone’s plans at Atleti, but his excellent form has prompted a number of big spending European clubs to show interest.
PSG, who have been keen have since teased interest were reportedly keen to make a January move for the keeper but sporting director Antero Henrique has now shut down the rumours.
“It’s going well [with Alphonse Areola and Kevin Trapp], we’re happy. Areola will probably be the future of the French national team,” Henrique is quoted as saying by Le Parisien.
“Oblak? No, it’s not true. Moreover, no goalkeeper can can say that he has been contacted by PSG. We don’t need a goalkeeper, Alphonse Areola and Kevin Trapp are there.
“Our third goalkeeper, Rémy Descamps, will be loaned out in January and he will be replaced by Sébastien Cibois.”
Whilst a move over the summer was touted for Oblak to the Parisien side, Atleti did well to hold on their impressive number one.
It was thought that PSG were happy to pay the full €100m (£87m) which is Oblak’s release clause, although a number of potential players exchanges were also mentioned.
Diario AS claimed that full-back Thomas Meunier, keeper Kevin Trapp or playmaker Javier Pastore could of been offered in return.
Oblak, began his career in his home country of Slovenia, featuring for Olimpija, before moving to Benfica, where various loan moves eventually saw him gain a first team place with the Portuguese side.
His move to Atleti in 2014, saw him become the number one at the club and he has since gone to become one of world football’s best keepers, winning the Zamora trophy for last season which honours keepers in Spain for the most clean sheets.