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Jan Oblak signs contract extension including £77.5m release clause

The Slovenian goalkeeper has been a revelation in his second year at the club and Atleti are ensuring he stays at the Calderon

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Jan Oblak has signed a one year extension to his contract with Atletico Madrid. The extension means Oblak will remain at the Vicente Calderon until 2021 and reportedly includes a £77.5m buy-out clause which will keep foreign clubs at bay when the summer transfer market rolls around.

Oblak, who has kept a clean sheet in 18 of his 29 starts this season, has only conceded 14 goals in all competitions. He has also conceded a league-low 11 goals. The Slovenian international is first in La Liga's charts with a 0.48 goal conceded margin with Claudio Bravo his closest competitor in this regard.

Oblak was forced to sit on the bench for much of his first season, as many new signings do under Diego Simeone, but has played his way into Cholo's plans and is not the club's certified starter in his second season. He started just 23 games last season and has already eclipsed that mark with his 29 this season.

The news came via the club's official website, "Jan Oblak and our club have reached an agreement to extend the contract of the Slovenian goalkeeper until 2021," a statement on the club's website read.

"The current Zamora of La Liga put his signature to his new contract on Tuesday at the Vicente Calderon stadium, thus linking himself with our club for one more season."

(Stats came via Squawka)