Manchester United are once again linked with Atletico Madrid shot stopper Jan Oblak.
Back in April, ESPN revealed that the Old Trafford club were looking to activate the player’s release clause of 120 million euros.
Now, as per the latest update provided by ESPN, the 26-year-old goalie is prepared to move away from the Rojiblancos and as a boyhood Man United fan, he favours a move to the Red Devils over French champions PSG.
Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol, who works for ESPN nowadays, has heavily praised Oblak and said:
“He makes saves, he is good with his feet, he is reliable, I mean everything you need in a world class goal keeper, Oblak is that”
However, Nicol says that instead of splashing the cash on signing the Slovenian, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should focus on keeping De Gea at the club.
De Gea is arguably the best goal keeper in the world and for United, he has been priceless. Without a shadow of a doubt, in the post-Ferguson era, the Spaniard has been the best player at Old Trafford.
He has won the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award more times than any other star since the prize was introduced in 1988.
Still, the 28-year-old goalie has been out of form lately. He was poor for Spain at the 2018 World Cup and regularly leaked goals in the last campaign while playing for Man United.
Yes, United’s defense were way too inconsistent last season but the former Atletico Madrid goal keeper made numerous individual blunders as well (Opta).
So far, De Gea has not agreed a new deal and if he is really looking to move away from United, then Solskjaer should get rid of him and lure Oblak, who is good enough to replace the La Roja star.
The former Benfica goalie has kept the highest number of clean sheets in the Spanish league in each of the past four campaigns.