Fernando Torres Reveals Plans to Retire as Atletico Madrid Player

Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres has revealed that he end his playing days while representing the Spanish club.

The 33-year-old returned to the Vicente Calderon a few years ago after playing for the likes of Liverpool and Chelsea amongst other clubs. After coming through the ranks at the club, he went on to become the youngest captain at Atletico. His move to Liverpool came in the summer of 2007 and this brought out the best in terms of goals from Fernando Torres.

TORRES DISCOURAGES GRIEZMANN'S MAN UNITED MOVE

Fernando Torres tried to convince his teammate, Antoine Griezmann to remain at Atletico Madrid in the midst of the intense speculation that he could be in line for a staggering switch to England, Manchester United this summer.

Griezmann has found himself being linked with a move to join the UEFA Europa League champions, Man United.

Reports have it that the Red Devils' manager, Jose Mourinho has made the France international his top summer target and that they are ready to trigger his £85million release clause.

TORRES TO REMAIN AS ATLETICO WANT TWO STRIKERS

Atletico Madrid is set to retain striker Fernando Torres this summer despite looking to buy two more strikers.

Reports in Spain claim the coach Diego Simeone called Torres to his office last week and he told him that he has plans for him.

TORRES: GRIEZMANN DOES NOT HAVE TO LEAVE

Fernando Torres has advised his teammate Antoine Griezmannto stay put at the Vincente Calderon despite the French striker having “the world in his hands.”

The Atletico Madrid pair have a similar story. Torres was a brilliant striker in his prime at the same club. He excelled and clubs were all over him. He eventually agreed to move for a record fee to Anfield.

TORRES GRABS 100TH GOAL FOR ATLETICO MADRID

Fernando Torres has grabbed his 100th goal for his club Atletico Madrid.

He reached the milestones in a special way, grabbing the brace in the 2-0 win over Leganes in the La Liga. He got the rebound after Antoine Griezmann missed a penalty and added the other after the break.

Carragher Likens Dimitri Payet’s West Ham Behaviour to Torres’ at Liverpool

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher says that the petulance and attitude shown by West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet reminds him of the days with Fernando Torres.

The Spaniard was regarded as one of the best players at Liverpool, and he was a huge fear amongst fans. However, just six months after winning the World Cup title with Spain, he decided to move away from Anfield. A £ 50 million move to Chelsea in January 2011 followed, but it was against the wishes and love of everyone concerned with Liverpool. Carragher, who was still playing, says that Torres’ behaviour upset a number of his teammates.

Fernando Torres’ Champions League Experience Would Be Crucial, Says David Simeone

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone says that the Champions League experience of Fernando Torres will be extremely crucial for the club when they take on Rostov in the group D match.

The Spaniard has managed to win a whole host of trophies at club and international level. He has been the winner of the World Cup and European championships with the Spanish national team, while he won the Champions League with Chelsea back in 2012.

How the Premier League compares among Europe’s Big 5

The English Premier League is considered by many as the most exciting football league in the world. It’s certainly the most popular when it comes to television ratings and revenue worldwide.

This despite the Spanish La Liga dominating both the UEFA Champions League and Europa League over the past three seasons and storming away in the UEFA Coefficient member rankings.

Atletico Players Still Trust Simeone

Fernando Torres says that despite the poor form shown by Atletico Madrid, the players still trust manager Diego Simeone and his tactics.

The club slipped to sixth place in the table after a second consecutive loss in the league. This time around, it was quite a heavy 3-0 defeat against Real Madrid at the Vicente Calderon.

The possibilities of Atletico Madrid being even close to winning the title are slowly slipping away.

GERRARD WINS TOP PLAYERS FROM LIVERPOOL-UNITED VOTE

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has emerged the winner of a fans’ vote organized by Sky Sports for the top 50 players to come out from Liverpool and Manchester United.

The ex-Reds midfielder led the pack after garnering 49,000 votes. In second place is Barcelona talisman Luis Suarez with 40,000 votes.

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