Jan Oblak doesn’t know what the future holds for his career, and tells the Slovenian media he has to wait and find out Atletico’s plan, amid interest from Arsenal.
Oblak spoke to Slovenian outlet Ekipa about his future, and denied rumours about his contract situation.
Atletico president Enrique Cerezo claimed the goalkeeper was committing to a new deal recently. However, the 25-year-old says that’s still just speculation.
“It’s tough to discuss the future,” he said. “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. 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.”
Oblak is one of the top goalkeepers in Europe, so it wouldn’t be surprising if Arsenal really are after him. According to the Catalan newspaper Sport last month, Raul Sanllehi is trying to bring Oblak to the Emirates this summer.
That contract he signed two years ago still has a while left on it though. It doesn’t expire until 2021, so there’s little chance of Arsenal signing him on the cheap. Transfermarkt give his current value as £63m.
This season Oblak has kept 22 clean sheets in 36 matches. On average he lets in one goal for every five saves he makes. He also hasn’t made any errors leading to goals.
Although Atletico’s defensive solidity pads his stats a little, those are still clear signs of his quality.
Hopefully Arsenal can somehow convince him to switch clubs in the upcoming window.