Champions League finalist Liverpool FC are preparing a record bid of €100m for Atletico Madrid and Slovenia goalkeeper Jan Oblak.
Spanish publication AS is reporting that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is willing to spend big to get Jan Oblak as they seek to get a new world-class goalkeeper after Lorius Karius errors cost them the Champions League Final.
The giant Slovenian is rated as one of the best goalkeepers in world football and he has been linked with a big-money move away from Atletico all season.
Liverpool who spent big to sign Brazilian midfielder Fabinho yesterday, are preparing to bring in quality additions to the first-team next season. They hope to have a squad capable of maintaining a closer title assault against Man City next term and try again to win the Champions League title.
The Red’s will have a massive transfer kitty of €250m-plus to sign on new players after the sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona for €165m last January, and the kitty is only boosted further by the club earning a further €90-100m from their run to the Champions League Final.
Another alternative on the Liverpool radar is Roma goalkeeper Alisson. The player is reported to be available for the same price-tag, however, Roma are making the deal with Liverpool difficult after becoming bitter for selling Mohamed Salah last season to Liverpool for only £39m.
Oblak has more seasons under his belt in a top-flight European league and he has also played in two major European finals for Atletico, including this seasons Europa League win against Marseille in Lyon.
If the Red’s do pull off the deal they would make Oblak not only their club record signing but the most expensive keeper in world football.