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.
Griezmann continues to impress at Atletico Madrid. He scored 26 goals last season to add to the 32 he netted in 2015/16 session.
His team-mate Torres believes however that he will stay at Atletico, advising him that he is already at the club of his dream and where he can always do better.
"Where is he going to get any special improvement than in Atletico?" asked the Spaniard during an interview with the BBC.
"Not many places in the world. I hope he can stay with us and retire here. It amazes that when young players become one of the best in the world, all the clubs run towards them for a contract."
The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker convinced further that there is a notable difference between a 'top player' and the 'best player'. He said Atletico is making Griezmann both the best and the top player which can be rarely achieved in other clubs.
Paul Pogba, Griezmann’s close friend, who joined the Red Devils on an outstanding fee and a world transfer record, explained that the potential lack of Champions League football at Manchester United should not put incoming players off a move to the club.
Griezmann's current contract with Atletico runs until 2021 which won’t prove a barrier if he decides to switch.