Atletico Madrid’s goalkeeper had signed a contract extension and it was confirmed that the contract will keep him in Wanda Metropolitano for the next 4 years, until 2023. Atletico is believed offered a long term contract to Jan Oblak to make sure that one of the best goalkeepers in the world stays with them as long as possible.
The 26-year-old is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers. He deserves the honor as he has kept 115 clean sheets in just 203 appearances since joining the club in 2014.
Jan Oblak stated he was very happy to have signed a contract extension and to stay with the club. He promised to defend Atletico Madrid to the best of his ability and continue working hard.
Jan Oblak On The Lead
Jan Oblak joined Atletico Madrid in 2014 as a replacement for Thibaut Courtois; who returned to Chelsea following his loan spell with Los Rojiblancos. He had helped the club win the Spanish Super Cup in his first season. The Slovenian international player has since added the Europa League Super Cup, while his penalty save in the 2016 Champions League semifinal win over Bayern Munich had helped Atletico Madrid reach a second final in three years.
As we mentioned before, Jan Oblak is regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world at this moment. He is very good at catching. It’s obvious a goalkeeper had to good at catching. But Jan Oblak is at a different level “good at catching”. Probably his amazing ability for catching the ball is one of the reasons why he hadn’t talked that much in the past years. Simply because his hands deny any opportunities for drama or double saves.
Not to speak of, his stats are really impressing. For three seasons in a row, starting at just 22-year-old, Jan Oblak had won the Zamora award as the goalkeeper who let in the fewest goals in the Spanish League.
Jan Oblak clocked up his 100th clean sheet in just 178 games. As a comparison, it took Manuel Neuer 188 games to reach that century mark. Victor Valdes got there after 217 games whilst Gianluigi Buffon need 222 games and Iker Casillas had to wait till his 306 matches. The closest stats is Petr Cech’s. But Jan Oblak got three matches sooner.
Last season, online live casino noted that he had a clean sheet in 56,2 percent of his games. And for your information, Keylor Vanas was running at 32,4 percent whilst Marc Andre ter Stegen at 40,8 percent.