After months of speculation, it seems that Atlético Madrid have finally got all of their ducks in a row and offered new contracts to what would have been two of this summer’s biggest free agents; Tiago and Fernando Torres.
Both free to sign with another club in the summer, Cadena Ser is reporting that Atlético have made the decision to renew Tiago’s contract for another season, despite the midfielder missing half of this year’s campaign after a injury.
The Portugese midfielder has only just become available for selection again to Atleti, but looks to feature against in Atlético’s midfield next season.
Perhaps more sensationally, the club have decided to offer Fernando Torres a new contract, after the Atleti icon managed to play himself back into Diego Simeone’s plans in the second half of the season.
Officially an AC Milan player on loan at Atleti, his contract with Milan expires at the end of the season, and Atlético have reportedly decided to offer El Niño a two-year deal, with the option of a third, to stay in Madrid with his boyhood club.
This could mean that Fernando Torres is still wearing the red and white of Atlético at 35 years of age. A prospect that will put a spring in the step of Atléticos all over the world.
The transfer window officially opens on July 1st, so Atlético will be hoping that there are no developments in the appeal of their transfer ban, if they want to keep hold of their number nine.