Fernando Torres to leave Atletico Madrid

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Fernando Torres announces end to Atletico Madrid career.

Fernando Torres made his name at Atletico Madrid and will bring his second spell with the club to an end in June.

Atletico icon Torres has started just three La Liga matches this term and was linked with a switch to the Chinese Super League in January.

The 34-year-old remained at the Wanda Metropolitano but will not be extending his stay beyond the expiration of his contract in June.

Torres said:

“When I arrived at the age of 10, I always thought that Atletico would be my home,” he told an emotional press conference on Monday. “I have enjoyed the Atleti that I always dreamt of.

“I’d like to take the opportunity to say that this season will be my last at the club.

“It has not been an easy decision, it has cost me a lot to take it.

“Given the reality, the circumstances, maybe it is for the best.”

In total

Torres for Atletico Madrid has:

Played – 393 matches

Scored – 126 goals

There will be a ceremony in team’s last home match for the season against Eibar on 19th or 20th of May.

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