Jan Oblak: 5 awesome facts on Man Utd’s top target to replace David de Gea, including record transfer fee

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Who is La Liga goalkeeper and Man Utd target Jan Oblak?

Five facts about the man who could be about to replace David de Gea at Manchester United this season – £25m Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak…

Jan Oblak Atletico Madrid

1) He has always been a prodigy

Having joined former club Benfica as a 17-year-old, Jan Oblak has always been regarded as a top young talent, having instantly become a first-team player at his first club Olimpija Ljubljana, even as a teenager.

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2) He’s the most expensive La Liga goalkeeper ever

Incredibly, upon moving to Atletico Madrid last summer, Oblak became the most expensive goalkeeper in La Liga history for a fee of £12.6m.

3) Goalkeeper of the year 2014

Oblak’s superb performances with Benfica saw him named Goalkeeper of the Year for 2014 in Portuguese football.

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