According to reports, Manchester United is preparing a £45 million (£38.5 million) move for Jan Oblak, the custodian for Atletico Madrid, with the Red Devils seriously considering Andre Onana’s replacement.
In the summer of last year, Erik ten Hag’s team signed Onana from Inter Milan to replace David de Gea, who declined a contract extension at Old Trafford.
The Cameroon international has struggled to establish himself, giving up 47 goals in 30 games while only managing nine clean sheets.
Onana is under contract with the 20-time English champions until June 2028, but because of his difficulties, questions have already been raised about his future.
Although Altay Bayindir was also added to the goalkeeping staff last summer after moving from Fenerbahce, it’s not thought that the Red Devils see him as their best goalkeeper.
Oblak has been linked to a transfer to the Premier League for a long time; it is believed that Manchester United have long been fans of the Slovenian international.
TodoFichajes claims that Atletico has indicated that they would be open to Oblak leaving during the summer transfer window.
Manchester United is reportedly preparing a €45 million (£38.5 million) offer for the 31-year-old, who transferred from Benfica to Atletico in the summer of 2014.
Oblak has played for Atletico Madrid in 422 games in all competitions, including 30 games in the 2023–24 season, during which he had 10 clean sheets.
Although the goalkeeper’s contract with Diego Simeone’s team expires in June 2028, there is speculation that this summer he will be free to leave the capital team for the correct price.
Onana participated in the Africa Cup of Nations with the Cameroon side, but as his nation was eliminated, he will now return to Manchester.
Although Bayindir will start in goal against Newport County on Sunday, the stopper should be eligible for Manchester United’s next Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Thursday night.
Although he is still at Old Trafford, Tom Heaton is anticipated to depart this summer on a free transfer.
The redevelopment under minority stakeholder Sir Jim Ratcliffe is expected to include the arrival of a new center-back, central midfielder, and centre striker. The Red Devils will likely restructure their roster in advance of the 2024–25 season.