Atletico Madrid will reportedly keep hold of goalkeeper Jan Oblak after they failed to have their transfer embargo overturned at the Court of Arbitration of Sport.
The Spanish outfit, can however, sign players during the summer transfer window, but they can’t register them for competitive action until the turn of the year.
The Slovenia international had been recently linked with an exit from the Capital outfit after his representative MihaMlakar hinted that the 24-year-old is attracting big club interest including one from the United Kingdom, he said, via Goal: “It is true that there is a lot of interest in the best goalkeeper in the world. There are two clubs especially interested in Oblak for next season. One is in the United Kingdom.”
Oblak had been identified as a potential replacement for Manchester United’s David de Gea, who has recently attracted interest from Real Madrid, while Paris Saint-Germain are said to have also quoted an interest in the shot-stopper. Atletico were seemingly confident of having their embargo overruled just as their cross-city rivals Real, but the judgement did not go in their favour.
Slovenia coach SreckoKatanec said that he had been impressed with the performance of Scotland in the World Cup qualifiers.
Being in the same group as the Scots, he said that he has been following the team closely and that he feels that the team deserved better.
SreckoKatanec believes that Scotland was the better team in the match against England at Wembley and it was unfortunate for them to lose the game 3-0. He believes that this is down to bad luck and that with a bit of chance they could have got a positive result from this game.
He said that he has watched the game against England and that he thinks that Scotland did not to be beaten 3-0. He said that the Scots cause the England team a lot of problems on the pitch and they even created some interesting opportunities.
He said that Slovenia has had a decent performance in a tough group and that he is proud of what his players have achieved. He said that there were not a lot of expectations after being drawn in a group comprising of England, Slovakia and Scotland but he feels that his players have given their best on the pitch.
Hearts FC have moved to replace injured player [knee ligament damage] Callum Paterson and bolster their defensive options by signing Slovenia international Andraz Struna.
Struna, 27, would feature for Hearts until the end of the current campaign, according to reports.
The right back joined Hearts from Greek club PAS Giannina, and he says he is optimistic about the style of play at the club.
“I’m an attacking full back and I think I’ll be a good fit based on the ideas presented to me by the club and the head coach. I like possession football and I understand that is the way Hearts want to play, so I’m optimistic,” the Slovenian was quoted saying.
Scotland national football team coach Gordon Strachan has revealed that he would play Scott Brown in the World Cup clash with Slovenia.
Brown retired from the round leather game last but he was surprisingly called to play in the game against the Three Lions
in November last year.
The player is yet to fully decide if he would continue playing for the national team after his U-turn to play. Strachan has now revealed that he has not received any indication that the 31-year old would not be featuring when the face Canada and Slovenia in less than two months.
“I spoke to lots of players and Scott is one of them. Not one of them has said they don’t want to be involved in the next game. I’m sure over the course of a conversation that if anyone felt like that – just as Alan Hutton did a few months ago – then they would have told me.