Thursday June 6 2019
Jan Oblak: Atletico Madrid have the highest ambition

Jan Oblak has explained he renewed his contract at Atletico Madrid because of the club’s ‘ambition’ and he has no plans to leave.

In April, Oblak extended his previous deal at Los Rojiblancos – which was due to run through until June 2021 – by a further two years.

“I renewed here but a new contract does not change anything,” Oblak told Ekipa, as cited by Marca.

“As long as Atletico's ambition is the same as mine, I will continue here - I stayed because their ambitions and mine are the same.

“Some people may believe that the ambition of the club has not been the same because important players have left, but I am certain that the club will do everything possible to sign quality players.

“When I went to the offices to sign the new contract we talked about the future and they gave me guarantees of the ambition of the club, as they told me that their aspirations were not going to change.”

The Slovenian international has developed into one of the world’s elite goalkeepers in Madrid since his €16m transfer from Benfica in 2014.

Oblak has been a regular in Diego Simeone's starting line-up across the past four seasons and his renewal has long been seen as a priority.

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