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Confirmed: Fernando Torres will play at Atletico Madrid next season

The 32-year-old is delighted to remain in the only place he ever wanted to be

Atletico de Madrid Training Session - UEFA Champions League Final Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Fernando Torres has renewed his contract at Atletico Madrid and declared it is the only place he ever wanted to be and is delighted to now make it official.

El Nino entered the academy at 11 years of age and has always be a Rojiblano despite spells with Liverpool, Chelsea and AC Milan.

There was concern over whether Torres would merit a new contract when he went 18 league games from his 99th and 100th in an Atletico Madrid jersey.

He caught fire at the right time, however, and the clamour from fans to renew Torres for another year began to grow louder.

Happy to continue at my home, the one place where I want to be
Atletico Madrid’s official website

He finished the season with 12 goals and four assists including a particularly important goal against Barcelona in the first leg of the quarter-final against Barcelona. He also assisted Griezmann for the all important goal against Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena and was immense for the latter parts of the season.

He proved to Atletico Madrid’ board of directors that he is worth another year and has been given just that. Vamos Fernando!