Diego Simeone is not surprised by rumoured interest in Jan Oblak with Chelsea reportedly interested in a potential deal.
Now look, we all know that Frank Lampard is not happy with the performances of Kepa, who has not developed during his time at the Bridge and that has led to some big speculation in the media which has suggested that we are looking to sign up Oblak in the transfer window.
Simeone has become accustomed to rumours over the future of key players in his squad, however, he is hoping that Oblak does not decide to leave the club and will stay at Madrid this summer.
“It does not surprise me, every year our most important players are wanted by the best in the world,” the Atletico boss told the media ahead of Thursday’s game with Getafe.
“It is normal to always look for the best – and we have many. Some have left and others have stayed.
“It is logical and normal that anyone wants Oblak. He is our captain and an important player. I hope we can count on his work, which is enormous for Atleti.”
When asked again about Oblak’s future at Atletico during the media call, Simeone replied: “I repeat the same thing: it is normal that they want a goalkeeper of his characteristics and value.
“It does not surprise me. He is decisive and important in the dressing room year after year. He has evolved in every way, as a goalkeeper and within the group.”
Oblak is a world class stopper that could add a few more points to us next season, we are hoping a deal can get done.