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Atletico Madrid keeper Jan Oblak refuses to rule out ‘attractive’ Premier League transfer ahead of Chelsea clash


Feb 23, 2021

ATLETICO MADRID keeper Jan Oblak has failed to rule out a move to the Premier League in the future.

The 28-year-old, who has been linked with a move to Chelsea, is widely considered to be one of the best keepers in the world.

Oblak is one of the most highly sought after keepers in Europe


Oblak is one of the most highly sought after keepers in EuropeCredit: AP:Associated Press

And while he was unwavering in his praise for Atletico, he also took the time to touch on the attraction of the Premier League.

Speaking to AS, he said: “I live in a great city, in a great country and I play in a great league.

“But, of course, I watch the Premier. It is a special league in which every game is difficult.

“Play there? As a player never you know what will happen in a few years but, of course, the Premier is attractive for any player.”

Oblak, who has conceded just 16 goals in 23 La Liga games so far this season, will face Chelsea tonight when his Atletico Madrid side take on Thomas Tuchel’s men in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie.

And he has revealed ahead of the match that his experience as a young kid with sports such as handball and basketball have helped him become a world class keeper.

“I trained everything. I had soccer at five, handball at three and then basketball at 8,” he added.


“I love to play everything, even now. When my sister (a basketball player) could come to visit me in Madrid we used to Going out to shoot (to basket).

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“All the sports I did as a child were with my hands and they made me have strong wrists, which helped me as a goalkeeper. But my sport was soccer.

“I was always watching goalkeepers, when I was little I I loved Peter Schmeichel. I liked Casillas, Buffon and Dida, from Milan. I would rather see a save than a goal.”

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