Oblak extends Atletico Madrid contract to 2023

Jan Oblak Atletico Madrid
The Slovenian goalkeeper has committed his future to the club after signing a new four-year extension

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak has extended his contract to the summer of 2023.

The Slovenia international, 26, is now tied to Atletico until he turns 30.

He has conceded just 21 goals in 32 La Liga games this season and has helped his side earn 18 league clean sheets.

Since joining the club in 2014, Oblak as recorded a hugely impressive 115 clean sheets in just 203 games and has won the Spanish Super Cup, Europa League and UEFA Super Cup with the Rojiblancos.

Atletico are currently second in La Liga in the 2018-19 campaign but remain nine points off league leaders Barcelona.

They boast the best defence in the division but have scored the fewest goals in the top four with just 47. 

Diego Simeone will now likely turn his attention to the future of star forward Antoine Griezmann, with rumours resurfacing about the Frenchman's potential departure.

The Argentine head coach will be keen to keep hold of his star players in order to mount a stronger bid for trophies next season.

His side were knocked out of both the Champions League and the Copa del Rey at the last-16 stage on aggregate by Juventus and Girona, respectively.

Atletico blew a 2-0 first-leg advantage when Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in Turin, while a 3-3 home draw with Girona after a 1-1 stalemate in the first leg saw them exit on away goals. 

Defender Lucas Hernandez has already agreed an €80m (£70m/$90m) deal to join Bayern Munich at the end of the season, and Simeone is obviously wary of sanctioning any more big-name departures.

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Next up for the Rojiblancos is a league match with Eibar away from home as they approach the final six matches of the season.

While the title seems to be well out of reach, Atletico still have some motivation as they bid to finish above their local rivals Real Madrid, who are just four points behind them, for the second successive season.

Whatever next season brings, Oblak is likely to be a crucial part of any success the club can hope to have, with another fine season between the sticks further cementing his place among the top goalkeepers in world football.