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Fernando Torres Signs New One-Year Contract With Atletico Madrid

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Spanish striker bagged a permanent move back to his boyhood club after signing a new 1-year contract with the Los Rojiblancos.

Torres completed 18 months on loan at Atletico Madrid and signed a permanent 1-year contract with the club after he was released by as a free agent.

Torres had begun his second stint at Atletico Madrid on loan from AC Milan in January 2015 after a disappointing season. However playing for the Los Rojiblancos for the past season-and-a-half he has played a pivotal role in the club’s domestic as well as Champions League success. Atletico lost to 5-3 on penalties in a thrilling Champions League Final.

The 32-year-old Spanish striker has scored 11 goals in 30 appearances this season and has featured in 70 matches with 18 goals and 5 assists to his name since January 2015.

After signing the new contract, Torres vented out his feelings at coming back to his boyhood club on a permanent deal, a place which he always considered as his second home.

“I am happy to be here. I never had any doubts about where I wanted to be during the course of this process, even though we didn’t know what was going to happen,” said Torres.

“In the end, the important thing is that I got what I had hoped for,” he aaded.

Torres made his Atletico debut in May 2001, and scored 96 goals in 239 appearances for the club.

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His goal scoring prowess and tactical ability earned him a place at on a £32m deal in 2007. Torres showed sparks of brilliance in the Premier League with 81 goals to his name from 142 appearances for .

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Lack of Silverware forced Torres to test the waters at on a club record £50m deal. Torres saw a dip in form at Stamford Bridge and despite being a part of the squad that bagged four trophies, he lacked game time due to inconsistency in form. In his entire spell at , the Spanish forward scored 45 goals in 172 appearances.

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A disappointing run at Chelsea was followed by a heart-breaking campaign at AC Milan. However after re-joining his boyhood club Atletico Madrid on loan in 2015, Torres played a quintessential role in the club’s domestic and European success under the mentorship of .

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