Jan Oblak will make a decision on his future before the World Cup, with Arsenal still interested in landing the keeper this summer.
The Atletico Madrid keeper is very much in demand and his refusal to sign a new contract in Spain has a number of clubs eager to make themselves his preferred destination. Arsenal will need more luck than you find over at free-spins.co.nz if they are to land him.
“My future will be decided before I go to Russia,” Oblak said recently as Atleti continue to push for a new deal. The La Liga outfit not only want to secure his future, they want to increase his release fee before the middle of June.
Oblak will not be in Russia as Slovenia did not qualify. At present, he would cost around €100m which seems more than a little rich for Arsene Wenger’s tastes.
Speaking during the last international break, Oblak told Slovenian outlet, Ekipa, “It’s tough to discuss the future.
“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.”
According to the Catalan newspaper Sport last month, Raul Sanllehi is trying to bring Oblak to the Emirates this summer.
He is currently under contract until 2021.
Arsenal need to find a new goalkeeper for the number one position this summer, so who are the options to replace Petr Čech?
by Dan Critclow
After his penalty save against Watford, Čech was temporarily back in the fans’ good books. Still, that doesn’t change the fact he currently leads Europe’s top 5 leagues for errors directly leading to goals.
Whether you like the 35-year-old or not, reports suggest that goalkeeper is one of four positions Sven Mislintat wants to strengthen this summer, as we covered here.
Here are seven options for the new head of recruitment to try and bring in this summer: