Torres to leave Atletico Madrid at end of season

Fernando Torres has announced that he will leave Atletico Madrid at the end of the 2017-18 season, but vows to continue playing football elsewhere.

Torres joined his boyhood club at the age of 10, spending six years in their youth system and another six in the first team before moving to Liverpool.

The Spain international scored an impressive 65 goals in 102 league appearances for the Merseysiders before trading the Reds for a stint at Chelsea.

Torres’ form dropped markedly after leaving Liverpool, but he has enjoyed something of a resurgence after returning to Atletico in 2015, where he has now amassed a total of 92 Liga goals for the club.

At 34 years old, however, the striker is ready to move on.

“This is my last season at the club – it was not an easy decision, but under the circumstances it’s maybe for the best.”

“I want to continue playing somewhere else. I feel good.”

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