Manchester United eye Jan Oblak as Onana struggles at the start of this season:
Manchester United are reportedly considering signing Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak in the winter transfer window, as they are not impressed with the start to the season made by their summer signing Andre Onana.
Onana was signed by United as a replacement for David de Gea, who left the club on a free transfer at the end of last season. However, the Cameroonian international has made a number of errors in his seven appearances so far this season, conceding 14 goals and keeping just two clean sheets. ( Source- Sportskeeda )
Oblak, on the other hand, is considered to be one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He has been with Atletico Madrid since 2014 and has won the La Liga title, the Copa del Rey, and two Europa Leagues with the club.
Erik ten Hag has reportedly shortlisted Oblak as a potential replacement for Onana, if the Cameroonian goalkeeper’s performances do not improve. United would be able to pick up Oblak for €50m from Atleti, where he is under contract until mid-2028.
Jan Oblak is a World Class Goalkeeper. At 30 years old, he’s still got a solid 5 yrs in him.
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However, it is unclear whether Atletico Madrid would be willing to sell Oblak in the middle of the season. The Slovenian international is a key player for the club and they would not want to let him go without a fight.
The signing of Oblak would be a significant upgrade for Manchester United. He is a world-class goalkeeper and would give the team a much better chance of winning trophies. However, it is unclear whether United will be able to sign him in the January transfer window. Atletico Madrid are unlikely to let him go without a fight and they would demand a high fee for his services.
Even if United are unable to sign Oblak in January, they should continue to monitor his situation. He is still under contract with Atletico Madrid until 2028, but he may be tempted to leave the club if they do not qualify for the Champions League next season.
- Oblak has kept 193 clean sheets in 397 appearances for Atletico Madrid.
- He won the La Liga Zamora Trophy as the best goalkeeper in Spain in 2021-22 for the fifth time in his career.
- Oblak has also been named in the FIFA FIFPro World11 four times.
Onana joined Manchester United from Inter Milan in the summer of 2023. He was seen as the long-term successor to David de Gea, but he has made a number of errors in his first seven appearances for the club.
In the Champions League match against Bayern Munich, Onana made a painful mistake with the first goal, which was scored by Leroy Sane. He also made a number of other mistakes in the game, including one that led to Bayern’s second goal.
Onana has also made mistakes in the Premier League, most notably in the match against Liverpool. He was at fault for Liverpool’s first goal and he also made a number of other saves during the game.
It is clear that Manchester United are not happy with the performances of their current goalkeeper, Andre Onana. They are reportedly considering signing Jan Oblak in the winter transfer window, but it is unclear whether Atletico Madrid would be willing to sell him in the middle of the season.
Even if United are unable to sign Oblak in January, they should continue to monitor his situation. He is a world-class goalkeeper and would be a significant upgrade for the team.
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