Óliver Torres set to stay at the Vicente Calderón

Atleti's number ten decides to stay and fight for his place under Cholo

Óliver agreed to stay and fight for his place at a meeting on Friday

Óliver agreed to stay and fight for his place at a meeting on Friday

According to various news reports, it looks like Óliver Torres has decided that Atlético Madrid is the best place for him, after all.

The 21-year-old was allegedly close to a move to the Bundesliga, after agreeing a deal to move to Borussia Dortmund, in a move which surprised everybody with the speed it came about.

He was then included in the match-day squad to play Celta in the Copa del Rey, after being cut from a number of squad lists over the last few months.

However it now looks like, after meeting with Clemente Villaverde and José Caminero at the Vicente Calderón on Friday morning, the youngster has decided that staying and fighting for a place under Diego Simeone is the best thing for him.

Benfica also submitted a bid to try and sign Atlético’s number ten, as did Porto, where the Spaniard spent last season on loan.

Also rumoured to be interested was Roma.

Now it’s up to Óliver to get his head down and work hard to break into Cholo’s starting XI.

He has had opportunities to shine already this season, but when the time comes again for Óliver to play, we hope he grabs it by both horns.

  • Ratchet

    Oliver needs to realise that these chances aren’t just given to you, and simply moving away isn’t always a good thing. He’s made the right choice, but now he really needs to get his head down and work on his game.

  • Arjit Barua

    YES. Awesome news!

  • Kris

    Great news.

  • KC

    I may be in the minority here, but the kid is better off moving to another team. He is too talented offensively to waste his skills with Atleti. Simeone does not trust him defensively, which means he will never get consistent playing time. I hope I am proven wrong.