From unknown to being the best in his position in the world

When Atletico Madrid paid Benfica 16m euros for the relatively unknown 21-year-old Slovenian goalkeeper Jan Oblak in 2014, many people thought the Spanish side’s manager Diego Simeone had panicked following the loss of Thibaut Courtois to Chelsea

Seven years on, Oblak can lay claim to being the best in his position in the world. His stats are remarkable and Simeone has had the last laugh

Anyone wanting to sign the 28-year-old now would have to meet the club’s 120m euros release clause.

“I think I was born to be a goalkeeper. I don’t know how to explain it but I’m sure it is something inside me, said Jan Oblak

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