Transfer balls: Manchester United get Jan Oblak before De Gea leaves
Transfer Balls: The Star says Manchester United are to offer £32m for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak.
The Daily Mail says Manchester United will “only sell David de Gea to Real Madrid if they can tie up a deal” for Oblak.
That would mean Manchester United having De Gea, Oblak and Victor Valdes on the books. And given that Valdes has just rejected a move to Valencia, the whole thing is ridiculous.
As for Oblak, the 22-year-old moved to the Vicente Calderon last summer on a six-year deal as a replacement for the Chelsea-bound Thibaout Courtois but struggled to nail down a regular starting berth. However, Oblak impressed for the Rojiblancos in the Champions’ League, with his performances catching the eye of a number of Europe’s top clubs.
And as for the fee, on June 13 the Mirror said Atletico were “demanding” £25m for Oblak.
Such are the facts.