Torres to leave Atletico at the end of the current campaign
Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres has confirmed that he will be leaving the club at the end of this season. The striker rejoined Atletico Madrid in 2015 after playing for Liverpool and Chelsea in the English Premier League. The player was an instant hit at the Merseyside club before moving to Chelsea as he scored 65 goals in 102 league appearances. By the time he joined Chelsea, the player was already suffering from an injury which kept him out for some time before returning to the first team fold. Eventually, he made his way back to feature for his club but he was never the same player again. Torres struggled to replicate his form from his old club and it was evident that he was a 50m flop added to the list of big money strikers that moved to Chelsea and failed to make it. Fernando Torres finally got his wishes of returning to his boyhood club Atletico in 2015 and he could not miss it. He was called back by the coach, Diego Simeone, whom he had played with during his first stint at the club. This move saw the resurgence of a player who became important for the club especially in crucial games like the Madrid derby and against Barcelona as well where he scored a number of goals that terrorized the opponents. ‘El Nino’ as he is nicknamed, has amassed 92 goals so far for Atletico Madrid in both stints. He has seen limited opportunities at his club of his dreams especially after the club brought back another prodigal son in Diego Costa who had left for Chelsea. Torres vowed that he will still be playing football next season but it will not be in Atletico colors. The player still feels good and wants to contribute more than what he is doing in Atletico. Whom do you think needs a striker like him in the summer?