Oliver Torres has decided to leave Atletico Madrid according to reports by AS in Spain. The arrival of Augusto Fernandez and Matias Kranevitter along with the emergence of Yannick Ferreira Carrasco in Simeone's squad have pushed the young Spaniard to the peripheries of the squad and speculation has begun to mount over the future of the midfielder.
He was not included in Simeone's squad that traveled to Galicia to take on Celta Vigo on Sunday night and that comes just days after being withdrawn before an hour against Rayo Vallecano in the Copa del Rey following a mediocre, if uninspiring, display.
He started the first seven games of the league but his influence wained along with his confidence as the season progressed. There are some advantages to be gained from a loan move but Torres, at 21, will want to forge a proper career for himself instead of going out on loan every year.
He has struggled to adapt to Diego Simeone's style and has problems going backwards when his side are out of possession. His trickery in breaking down defences is good and he has an eye for a pass that few can boast in Atletico's squad but, if we have learned anything from Simeone's style, we know that is useless if you can not defend.
It is the first time that Torres has been left out of the squad since the start of the league and there could be several clubs in Spain and abroad on high alert with news that the youngster is willing to consider a move.