Fernando Torres has put to bed months of speculation by finally agreeing to a new contract at the Vicente Calderón.
After joining 18 months ago from AC Milan on loan, where he was welcomed by tens of thousands of Atleti fans, the forward has put pen-to-paper on a one year extension, which will run until the summer of 2017.
Effectively out of contract since his Milan deal expired, Torres sounds delighted to have agreed the deal.
“I’m glad to be able to stay home, in the only place I’ve ever wanted to be,” Torres said. “It’s finally come true.”
“I’ve never had doubts about where I wanted to be during this whole process, even when we didn’t know what would happen.”
“In the end the important thing is that I’ve managed to get my wish.”
Fernando Torres enjoyed a superb end to last season, and having him in the red and white of Atleti for another season is something rojiblancos everywhere had hoped for!