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Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak signs new five-year contract

Oblak salutes the Atleti faithful.

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak has signed a new five-year contract with the Primera Division club.

Oblak, 23, has committed to the end of the 2020-21 season after impressing in his first two seasons in Spain, having joined from Benfica in 2014.

Atletico Madrid announced the news on their official website: "Jan Oblak and our club have reached an agreement for the extension of the Slovenian goalkeeper's contract until 2021."

Under his previous deal, Oblak was tied to Atletico until 2020 with a £35 million release clause, with his new terms securing his services for a further season.

Atletico, who are due to move to a new home -- Estadio La Peineta -- in 2017, sit second in the table. They trail Barcelona by three points in the race for the title and are a point ahead of city rivals Real Madrid.

Oblak has conceded just 11 goals in 23 league games this season, the best record in the division.

Meanwhile, Atletico confirmed midfielder Thomas Partey has suffered a thigh strain.

A statement on Atletico's website confirmed: "The midfielder Thomas Teye Partey was unable to complete the morning's [Tuesday] training session and retired before it was over.

"After undergoing a first examination in Majadahonda's FREMAP Clinic, the medical report of Atletico's midfielder indicates that he suffers a grade I injury of the vastus medialis muscle in the right thigh."


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