In the summer, Manchester United initially pursued Jan Oblak as their goalkeeping reinforcement but eventually secured the services of Andre Onana from Inter Milan.
Since joining, Onana’s performances have been inconsistent, prompting reports that United is once again interested in signing Jan Oblak.
Todo Fichajes, a Spanish source, revealed that United made tempting offers to Oblak, but Atletico Madrid was not convinced, leading to the Slovenian goalkeeper staying put.
Given Onana’s struggles, Manchester United is determined to make Jan Oblak their dream signing, and there are indications that the goalkeeper might be open to leaving Atletico Madrid.
Todo Fichajes also suggests that Athletic Bilbao’s Julen Agirrezabala is on Atletico’s radar as a potential replacement for the 30-year-old shot-stopper.
Jan Oblak’s current contract with Atletico Madrid runs until the summer of 2028, making him the highest earner at the club with a weekly wage of around £305,000.
With 152 clean sheets in 310 La Liga appearances, Oblak is widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, having served Atletico Madrid for almost a decade.
As Manchester United seeks to rectify their goalkeeping concerns, the pursuit of Jan Oblak suggests a realization of the mistake made in replacing David De Gea with Andre Onana.