This is one of those Arsenal transfer rumours that I am not too sure about, we the reported price for Jan Oblak, the Atletico Madrid goalkeeper, has been quoted at around 88m GBP, but as we are desperately in need of a top quality replacement for Petr Cech I am willing to keep an open mind.
Now the player himself has admitted that he has not had any talks with Atletico about a renewal to his contract, which could mean they are preparing to cash in on the Slovenian star. “It’s tough to discuss the future.” Oblak said in the Standard.
“It’s not easy to talk about what’s going to happen tomorrow never mind what will happen next season, but I am calm and the situation depends on Atletico – nobody knows the future.
“There’s nothing new, there have been a lot of things said and written about a new contract but the only confirmed situation is that there is nothing new.
“I have a contract that I signed two years ago, but now I must wait to see what Atleti’s plan is.”
It would be very difficult for any team to turn down such a massive amount for a goalkeeper and I am sure if offers came in the Spanish side, who could yet meet Arsenal in the Europa League this season, received such an offer.
At just 23 years of age though, he could be Arsenal’s Number One for many years to come….