Manchester United could well be in the market for a new goalkeeper this summer, particularly if David de Gea’s poor form continues.
The Spaniard actually has only twelve months left on his Red Devils deal so this upcoming summer may be their last opportunity to get an actual transfer fee for the 28-year-old. Now, it seems as though the club are already planning for life without their #1.
According to ESPN’s sources, Manchester United are ‘seriously considering’ activating Jan Oblak’s €120m (£103.5m) release clause, further throwing De Gea’s future into doubt.
The 26-year-old Oblak only put pen to paper on a new deal recently, upping his release clause, although United still feel the £100million+ that it’d take to sign him would be excellent value.
If we’re talking about players on De Gea’s level, there are only a few. Oblak is certainly one of those guys and this would be a simply stunning signing should United find a way to pull it off.
For me, the main concern would be convincing Oblak to come here. Atletico Madrid are probably in better shape than United are right now, and although the Red Devils could sweeten the deal by offering the Slovenian an astronomical weekly wage, for some players, it takes more than money.
With that said, I’d pay whatever it takes to bring Oblak in. He’s just exceptional.