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Óliver shining on loan in Portugal

Having been heralded as the saviour of Atlético’s midfield not so long ago, Óliver Torres has become something of a forgotten man this season.

However, it’s in Portugal where he has really begun to flourish, linking up again with Julen Lopetegui, the man Óliver refers to as his “footballing father” and helped propel him to stardom in the Spanish youth set-up.

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The red and white aftermath: Match Day 10

There was no let up in Atlético’s 5-0 thrashing of Real Betis at the Vicente Calderón on Sunday night. Literally from start to finish, the struggling Verdiblancos found themselves picking the ball out of their own net. The Rojiblanco faithful were treated to a delightful spectacle that began with the fastest goal in club history scored by Óliver Torres–the player that sparked the most pre-game buzz given his inclusion in the starting line-up in replacement of the ailing Arda Turan.

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The buzz: Otamendi in? Mendes snares Óliver?

In their search for a player to bolster manager Simeone’s defensive options, Atlético have set their eyes on Porto’s Nicolás Otamendi, according to AS. The 25-year-old Argentine defender is particularly appealing, because he can play both at centre back and at right back, and he possesses an Italian passport. Otamendi, who is represented by “super-agent”

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Soapbox Suzy: Chill out with Óliver!

When Atlético played in Getafe on Sunday, the wish of many Atlético fans in and outside of Spain came true: Cholo Simeone finally gave Óliver Torres minutes with the first team.  Many supporters have been waiting for this day for months, telling the world on Twitter every week that Simeone has to play the young

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Óliver: “I hope I never wake up from this dream”

Teenage Atlético cantera product Óliver Torres is creating quite the buzz among the Colchonero faithful. An in-depth interview of the 17-year-old that appeared in Marca on Sunday is just another testament to the attention he has commanded on the back of his dazzling play in the recent U-19 European Championship with title-winners Spain – coupled with