“I do not know what the longer term will bring, but I’m sure that in any league I might play I could play well. You never know what’s going to occur in the longer term. Now I even have been in Spain for seven years. Let’s examine. I’m still young. Not so young anymore, but I still have some years in front of me.
“A very powerful thing for me is the hope that I don’t suffer any injuries. Let’s examine what the longer term will bring.”
Nevertheless, any deal for Oblak is prone to end in a hefty transfer fee as his £200,000-a-week contract on the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano runs until 2028 after signing a contract extension this yr.
While Atletico are willing to take heed to offers for the 29-year-old, he currently has a release clause of £104m (€120m) written into his contract. And Los Rojiblancos could also be seeking to spark a bidding war between Spurs and United to drive up the ultimate price, while Chelsea might also enter the race as Graham Potter weighs up his goalkeeping situation.