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Atletico Madrid eyeing Benfica’s Vlachodimos amid Oblak leave fears

Wed 16 March 2022 | 12:18

The Slovenia international has attracted the attention of Newcastle but Diego Simeone might have already found the replacement if he departs.

Atletico Madrid

are keen on acquiring the services of

Benfica

shot-stopper

Odisseas Vlachodimos

if

Jan Oblak

decides to depart the club in the summer transfer window, according to

Goal

and

Spox

.

The Slovenia international has caught the attention of Newcastle United, which may have him follow Kieran Trippier to Tyneside and is willing to go to the Premier League.

His departure would leave a hole for

Diego Simeone

to fill but Atletico might have already found his replacement if he departs and he is an impressive performer in the Primeira Liga.

Atletico have now identified Vlachodimos as their main target. However, there has not yet been any negotiations between them and the player’s representative over his transfer to Spain.

The La Liga giants are not the only team keen on signing with him, as Marseille, Lille and Newcastle have also kept an eye on him since last summer.

Vlachodimos has not talked about Atletico’s link directly, but revealed that he would be keen on a move to Europe’s bigger leagues while insisting that he is happy in the Primeira Liga.

"

Benfica is a big, great club and I feel extremely comfortable in Lisbon,"

he told GOAL and SPOX.

"Every footballer has the dream of playing in one of the four top leagues at some point, that's quite normal.

"But I've always done well by concentrating on myself and my performance. And I do that in every Benfica game."

Benfica and Atletico both made their way to the

Champions League

quarter-finals on Tuesday, with winning battles against Ajax and Manchester United respectively.


source: SportMob

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