has agreed a one-year extension to his contract and will remain at until the end of June 2018, the club announced on Thursday.

Fernando Torres agrees for one-year extension at Atletico

Thus, the 33-year-old former Spain international striker will play his 11th campaign for the club and form part of the first team squad in its first campaign in the new Wanda Metropolitan Stadium, which is due to be inaugurated at the start of the 2017-2018 season.

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Torres began his career with Atletico, earning the nickname ‘’, literally ‘The Kid’ when he made his first team debut aged just 16 years old. He then signed for Liverpool, before joining and , and returned to Atletico in January 2015.

Fernando Torres earned his nickname ‘El Nino’ at Atletico

Last season saw the fans’ favorite scored eight goals in the , where he provided an alternative to Antione Griezmann and Kevin Gameiro in the Atletico attack.

“I am very happy we can continue together for another season,” said Torres on his social network site.