Jan Oblak insists ‘there will be time to talk’ regarding the Chelsea rumors, but only once Atletico Madrid’s season is over.
Oblak is, in the eyes of many fans and coaches alike, the best goalkeeper in Europe following an impressive six years starring for Atletico Madrid in LaLiga.
The former Benfica keeper has kept 139 clean sheets in 256 appearances to date, helping the club win the Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, and Spanish Supercup.
He’s also won LaLiga’s Zamora Trophy, which is awarded to the keeper with the lowest goals-to-games ratio in a season, four times in a row.
These fine performances in the Spanish capital have naturally prompted interest over the years, with Chelsea reportedly Oblak’s latest suitors.
The Blues are allegedly searching for a new no.1 this summer to replace Kepa Arrizabalaga, whose performances in London have been a far cry from the consistently strong ones delivered by his predecessor Thibaut Courtois.
When questioned on Chelsea’s interest, however, Oblak refused to budge. The Slovenian wishes to focus only on Atleti’s Champions League quarter-final clash with RB Leipzig on Thursday.
Once the season has ended, he’ll discuss his future then.
“This is not the time for that, now it’s Leipzig,” Oblak told Diario AS.
“I’ll look back at the season when the last game is over, and, hopefully, we’ll have three more [games to play].
“Then there will be time to talk. But first, Leipzig. I’m really looking forward to it.”