Transfer fixers make Man Utd aware of big chance to land international star

Date published: Friday 7th May 2021 4:47 - Jonny Whitfield

Jan Oblak, Geoffrey Kondogbia, Stefan Savic Elche v Atletico Madrid May 2021

Transfer intermediaries have made Manchester United aware of an opportunity to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, a report claims.

The Slovenia international has made himself one of Europe’s best in his position since moving to Spain in 2014. He has almost breached the 300-appearance mark and is his country’s captain, having earned 36 caps. However, speculation has arisen over his future ahead of the summer window.

Oblak will have two years left on his deal at the end of the campaign. As such, a decision over his next move is on the horizon.

Asked recently about his future, though, he teased the prospect of a big Premier League move.

ESPN now claims that the stopper has a genuine interest in a summer move to England.

The report also claims that England’s ‘Big Six’ could get a cheaper deal than his release clause states.

His contract comes with a €120million (£104million) exit fee, but Atletico’s financial troubles mean that they could accept ‘serious bids’ lower than that figure.

Los Rojoblancos made a loss of €1.78million in 2019-20. However, their 2020-21 financial accounts will reflect the true cost of the coronavirus pandemic on the club.

Indeed, ESPN adds that Atletico anticipate a ‘much larger drop’ than the €100million decrease in income they suffered last year.

United have consequently been ‘made aware’ that Oblak would welcome approaches from England.

The report claims that there are also other clubs waiting in the wings to see how the situation develops.

Oblak has previously been linked with United and Chelsea.

Sancho fee unclear like Oblak

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Meanwhile, Jadon Sancho is another player whose fee remains uncertain going into the summer window.

United famously spent most of last summer going after the Borussia Dortmund winger, only to back down over his £108million fee.

But he has eaten into another year of his contract and Dortmund are also facing financial troubles, meaning the player’s fee has dropped to two figures.

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