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

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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