Chelsea may very well have been handed a major transfer boost after RB Leipzig eliminated Atletico Madrid in the Champions League quarter final on Thursday.
Quotes prior to the match, via GOAL, from goalkeeper Jan Oblak suggested that the future of the Atletico number one could be in doubt, with the Slovenian suggesting that his personal targets have not been met in the Spanish capital;
“There is the goal of the club and what its needs [qualifying for the Champions League] and then there is what I had in my head, my hope.”
“This was to compete more with Barca and [Real] Madrid until the end of the season, but it couldn’t be. The club’s target was met, but my hopes weren’t.”
When quizzed about a potential transfer, possibly to Chelsea to replace faltering number one Kepa Arrizabalaga, Oblak took the stance that the RB Leipzig took priority over such talk – but a premature exit from the Champions League will bring such talk forward;
“This is not the time for that, now it’s Leipzig.”
“I’ll look back at the season when the last game is over, and, hopefully, we’ll have three more [games to play].”