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Óliver Torres and Rubén Pérez leave on loan

Atlético Madrid announced the departures of two players on Tuesday. Midfield duo Óliver Torres and Rubén Pérez will join FC Porto and Torino, respectively. Both are leaving on 1-year loan deals. The temporary exit of Óliver was expected. The Spain U21 international is too talented to let go permanently, but Diego Simeone is not counting

OFFICIAL: Koke, Manquillo, & Óliver extend ’til 2018

Just as delightful as signing new players is the news that the club has managed to hang on to all the players Diego Simeone is counting on. Earlier today, Juanfran told This is Atleti host Ricardo Menéndez that Atlético’s best signing of the summer was holding on to Adrián, who was on the verge of

Three players called up to Spanish national team

For years, Atlético Madrid fans witnessed how the Spanish national team experienced its glory years, winning cup after cup, and becoming the first country ever to win three major tournaments consecutively, without a Rojiblanco player present. Some fans might have even started to wonder whether former Real Madrid coach Vicente del Bosque was ignoring the

David Villa celebrates his first goal for Atletico Madrid with Arda Turan and Diego Costa

David Villa scores on Atlético debut

It didn’t take long for David Villa to make a mark for Atlético Madrid. On Saturday he made his official debut for Los Rojiblancos against Las Palmas and it took El Guaje just 40 minutes to score his first goal.

Sergio Asenjo and Saul at atletico madrid training session

Asenjo and Saúl exit on loan

Atlético continued efforts to trim their squad this week, with more loan deals having been confirmed on Monday and Tuesday. Newly-promoted Villarreal will make their return to Primera action with Sergio Asenjo between the sticks, while Atleti cantera jewel Saúl Ñíguez has already suited up for our neighbours Rayo Vallecano just a day after a one-year

Nicolás Otamendi (Getty)

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”

Radamel Falcao holds Copa del Rey

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 37

Sunday’s scoreless draw against a last-place Mallorca side with one foot down the chute to Segunda made it clear that Atlético had already accomplished all of their pre-season objectives before kick-off. Following direct qualification to the Champions League group stage and a Copa del Rey title and simultaneous snapping of a 14-year derby winless streak,

Juanfran Torres of Atletico Madrid

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 35

Europe take heed! Atlético will be bumping shoulder-to-shoulder with the continent’s finest next season, having clinched direct qualification into the Champions League group stage for 2013/14 with their 3-1 win over Celta on Wednesday. In their typical away game fashion, Atleti had spent most of the first half in Vigo feeling out their severely-threatened-with-relegation opponents

Thibaut Courtois at Atletico Madrid

The red and white aftermath: Match Day 34

Atlético were held to a scoreless draw against Deportivo in a useless game that nonetheless offered the capital club a very useful point. It’s interesting how expectations can change so quickly. Had fourth place been secured by Atleti in previous campaigns, as was the case to virtually no fanfare Saturday night, celebrations alongside Neptuno would

One-on-one between Óliver and Ruano

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