According to reports in Spain, Atletico Madrid are set to offer shot-stopper Jan Oblak a new contract. The news being circulated by Spanish tabloid AS claims that the new contract is aimed at increasing the player’s current buyout clause.
Oblak is widely considered as the best goalkeeper in Spain which is reinforced with the fact that he has won the Zamora award for goalkeepers in the past three seasons. It is understood that Atletico are willing to make the 26-year-old one of the highest paid players in the club as they look to double his current release clause currently set at €100 million.
Jan Oblak from Atletico Madrid said that he is going to play for Slovenia for the qualifiers of Euro after he had missed out on 6 fixtures of UEFA Nations League in September to November in the last year because of his voluntary absence.
In an interview, he revealed the reason behind 3 months absence from national level games. He said that he had to take a decision in autumn which was not playing. This was mainly due to his physical condition. Oblak states that it was getting difficult for him to be available for Atletico. He was in great pain and when he played, he took a painkiller. Again, if he would have played for the national team, too, it would have been a lot to handle.
Brighton and Hove Albion have signed striker Jan Mlakar, from Slovenian Giants Maribor and have immediately loaned him back to the Slovenian side. Jan Mlakar 20, signed a three and a half year deal for the Seagulls, but won’t be able to kick a ball in England this season.
The Seagulls will loan Mlakar back to Maribor for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.