In case you missed it, AS are reporting the news that almost all of us wanted to hear: Simeone has given Atlético the green light to discuss a contract offer for Fernando Torres.
El Niño’s loan from Milan is up at the end of the season, and as we talked about previously, it looked as if Simeone was decided on Torres’ departure from Madrid. Only some excellent performances would change his mind.
With some top displays under his belt since the turn of the year, Simeone has changed his tune and appreciates the 32-year-old’s attitude and work rate when in the first team.
It’s now expected that Torres’ representatives will begin negotiations with the club, and while he has other offers (it was reported earlier in the year that he had offers from all over the world, including the MLS and China), it looks as if Atlético’s favourite son will be given the opportunity to stay at his boyhood club.
Nothing would make me happier than seeing Fernando Torres lift a trophy in the red-and-white of Atlético.
Simeone, ahead of our match against Espanyol on Saturday, said “he did a great job the other night and he’ll start again tomorrow. Within the next few days the club will announce what decision they have made regarding his contract”.
However, the question remains, will we be able to register Fernando Torres as a player if the transfer ban is upheld before the summer window?
Viva Fernando Torres!