Atlético’s brand new goalkeeper and latest signing Jan Oblak was presented to the media this afternoon at the Vicente Calderon.
The 21-year-old was joined by Enrique Cerezo and Jose Luis Caminero at the event, and they presented Oblak with the number 13 jersey, previously worn by fan favourite Thibaut Courtois. Oblak has huge gloves to fill.
“I don’t come here to replace anyone,” he told the media. “I come as another player. I’m here along with the rest of the players and goalkeepers.
“I’ll do everything in my power to defend this shirt, and achieve great results this season.”
Oblak isn’t the only new arrival between the sticks this season. Atlético tied up the transfer of Miguel Angel Moya for €3 million at the start of the summer.
“I’m not the only goalkeeper but we can all be permanent players. Of course, what’s important is the team above individuals,” Oblak said.
“I’ve just started training with the team. I’m going to work hard and do everything in my power to help the team.”
“Oblak meets the profile of a player who is going to bolster a team that wants to keep growing and achieve new goals,” Cerezo told the media.
“The club objective is to find players committed to the club. Young players, who will grow up alongside players from Atlético’s youth team.”
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