Atletico set to increase Jan Oblak's release clause

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 17/05/2018

Atletico Madrid is set to increase Jan Oblak release clause after the 3-0 win over Marseille in the Europa League final in Lyon on Wednesday evening, according to chief executive Miguel Angel Gil Marin.

"We're going to try to increase Oblak's clause, but what we have to do is trust him," 

"We know he wants to stay and we want him to stay." Gil Marin told Spanish programme Cadena COPE.

The Slovenia international is also unsure of his future and has been linked with the likes of Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal and the Europa League Champions are taking steps to ensure he remains in Madrid.

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The former Benfica goalkeeper helped Atletico Madrid to second in the La Liga and in line to claim the Zamora trophy for the best goalkeeper in Spain, says right now he does not know what the future holds.

“People talk about things, they have their opinions, but I’ve always said I have a contract here and I don’t know what will happen in the future,” Oblak insisted to reporters in the mixed zone following the game.

“I am still here and I’m not thinking of anything else but Sunday when we need a point to finish second.

“This is an important moment as we have won a title after quite a long time, so we are happy and it’s important for us all.”

Oblak maintained it was a “deserved” victory and added that he was not afraid of the many flares inside the stadium, although “I didn’t want someone to hit me on the head with something”.

The Europa League Champions will take on Eibar on Sunday in their final La Liga match.
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