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Jan Oblak confirms he is joining Atletico Madrid

Goalkeeper Jan Oblak confirms that he is leaving Benfica for La Liga champions Atletico Madrid this summer.

Highly-rated goalkeeper Jan Oblak has confirmed that he is leaving Benfica for Atletico Madrid.

As it stands, neither side has officially confirmed the move, but the 21-year-old has revealed that he is heading for Madrid to complete a medical.

"I wanted to sign for Atletico Madrid. Since I was a kid, I always wanted to play in La Liga, which is better than the Portuguese league. This is a new challenge that I wanted to grab with both hands," Inside Spanish Football quotes Oblak as saying.

"Benfica wanted me to stay and the president has done everything possible, to convince me not to leave, but it was always my intention to join Atletico Madrid.

"I will never forget the years I've been with Benfica. I wish them all the best and appreciate all the help they've given me. Benfica is a fantastic club."

Atletico will reportedly pay £13m for the stopper.

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Benfica's Slovenian goalkeeper Jan Oblak and teammates eye the ball as Juventus' Argentinian foward Carlos Tevez tries to score during the UEFA Europa League semifinal football match Juventus vs Benfica on May 1st, 2014
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