Chelsea should now push to try and sign Jan Oblak after Athletic Madrid were knocked out of the Champions league.
There has been alot of transfer speculation in the media suggesting that Frank Lampard is keen to sign a new stopper in the summer transfer window as he has not been impressed by the performances of Kepa, who has struggled between the sticks.
Oblak, who saw his four-season stranglehold on the Zamora Trophy – awarded to the best goalkeeper in La Liga – ended by Thibaut Courtois, has proven himself as one of the best in the world over six years at Atleti.
And after Tyler Adams’ late deflected strike saw RB Leipzig reach their first Champions League semi-finals after a 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid in Lisbon, we should not seek to clinch a transfer deal.
Oblak is seemingly open to the idea of leaving the Spanish clubs, and reports suggest that Madrid will be open to selling if the right amount of money is offered, meaning that we have an opportunity they cannot turn down.
There are not too many elite goalkeepers in the game right now, and if there is a chance to sign Oblak, they need to make sure that they make the move, he could add thirty points to the club next season.
Probed on rumours linking him with here– and suggestions he would consider a move if the Spanish club’s ambition does not match his own – Oblak recently told AS: ‘This is not the time to talk about that, right now we’ve got Leipzig to think about.
‘I’ll assess the season when the last game is over, and hopefully we’ll have three more games left to play. Then there will be time after that to talk.
‘But first, Leipzig. I’m really looking forward to it.’