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Fernando Torres signs one year deal with Atletico Madrid

780   //    04 Jul 2016, 18:50 IST
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Fernando Torres will be staying another year at the Calderon

Spanish Footballer Fernando Torres is going to stay at Vincente De Calderon for the next season after signing a one-year deal with Atletico Madrid, the club announced. The club from Spanish capital has been one of the powerhouses of European football for the past three years.

Fernando Torres started his senior career at Atletico Madrid, having played there for six years from 2001 to 2007 before moving to Liverpool where he had a memorable spell. However, his career ever since his move to Chelsea, scoring just 20 goals in 110 matches for the Blues. He returned to Atletico Madrid in 2015, on loan from AC Milan and has decided to stay back. Torres scored 14 goals from 49 matches in the 2015-16 season for the Spanish giants.

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Fernando Torres was also an instrumental figure for the Spanish Football team in their European triumphs in 2008 and 2012. The forward netted the all-important goal in the final of EURO 2008 which helped Spain lift a major international trophy after 44 long years. But, he was dropped from the squad which competed in the ongoing European Championships being held in France.

After prolonging his stay, he said that he was “delighted to be in my house, this is the place where I always wanted to be. I never had doubts where I wanted to be apart from here”

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As per the reports of the official page of Atletico Madrid, their sporting director Jose Luis Perez Caminero said, “This is great news for everyone because he is a man of our house and the followers of Atletico Madrid are delighted that he would be playing for the side once again. Torres knows the club pretty well, and the players in our academy would be provided with good advice by him. He is a man with tremendous experience, and is used to winning titles and competes at the highest level.”

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