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Football transfer rumours: Oblak to Manchester United? Butland to Villa?

Today’s fluff knows the value of a good goalkeeper

What the heart wants, the heart may, possibly, could-at-the-last-minute get. That’s the message swirling around planet football as it emerges Jan Oblak is keen to leave Atlético Madrid and join Manchester United. On the face of it, that seems an odd decision given Atlético finished second in La Liga last season and will therefore be playing in the Champions League next year while United, well, won’t. But here’s the thing: Oblak is a boyhood United fan. The Slovenian goalkeeper grew up with posters of Peter Schmeichel on his bedroom wall (probably) and now wants to fulfil his dream of catching inswinging corners in front of the Stretford End.

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