That of goalkeeper is one of the positions that the Atlético de Madrid will have to reinforce itself this summer. With the foreseeable march of Antonio Adam
(It is not confirmed, but the contract ends, it has not been renewed and everything indicates that it will sign for the Sporting de Portugal
), the rojiblanco club will need to sign a goalkeeper who is the second of Jan Oblak, for which there is interest from the Premier, but for which they have no doubts in the Metropolitan about its continuity.
The role with which a goalkeeper would arrive at the mattress set is precisely one of the problems they have in the offices, because not all the goalkeepers agree to arrive with the 'second' sign from the start. Thus, Atlético's options are considerably reduced in this regard.
From the club they have been combing the archers market for a long time and there have been, and there are, conversations with several. But nothing has been decided yet. And there are several that sound to reach Atlético in the coming weeks.
Aitor Fernández, in action
In the last hours, you have joined the list Aitor Fernández, as it advanced Brand. Levante's goal has signed a spectacular season, being the one that has made the most stops in the entire League and one of the keys to the Granota team. It has also sounded Roberto Jiménez, mattress squad player who came to play with the first team and who, now 34, belongs to West Ham. I would be delighted to return home.
The same happens with Joel Robles, holder at Betis throughout the course. Getafe is another of the names that Atlético has come up with. His signing would not be expensive. And an old aspiration, Dimitrovic, from Eibar, but at 28 years old, does not see clearly what it is to be second and only play the Copa del Rey.
Another of the goalkeepers that they really like is José Sa, Portuguese of Olympiacos, although like Serbian, wants to play. In addition, Atlético should scratch their pockets more to achieve their signing, which reduces their options.
What is clear is that the Madrid entity must go to the market this summer to hire a goalkeeper. That, or bet on one of the youth squads, like Alex dos Santos, although Simeone and his coaching staff have always chosen to have an experienced and proven goalkeeper (Aranzubía, Moyá or Adán) to fight with the ‘first sword’, formerly Courtois and now Oblak.