Atlético de Madrid are exploring options in goal amid the possible departure of Jan Oblak, who has attracted interest from Premier League clubs such as Manchester United. Although the Slovenian’s departure is not confirmed, the red and white team is taking preventative measures and has set its sights on Álvaro Valles, the UD Las Palmas goalkeeper.
Valles has been the subject of Atlético’s interest in the past, but now his name is once again high on the Madrid club’s agenda. With his excellent performance this season, the goalkeeper is considered a possible option to fill the possible gap that Oblak leaves in the mattress goal.
Atlético has competition
However, competition for Valles will be intense. Teams such as Sevilla, Betis and Manchester City have also shown interest in the goalkeeper, which could complicate negotiations for Atlético. Since Valles’ contract with Las Palmas ends in the summer of 2025, the Canary Islands club could demand around 15 million euros for his transfer, a figure that Atlético wants to negotiate to ensure the goalkeeper’s arrival in the Spanish capital.