Atletico Madrid could offer Torres a new contract

Striker Fernando Torres could be offer a new contract at Atletico. The Spaniard has been the club’s second top goal scorer this season after Antoine Griezmann.

Atletico Madrid could offer Torres a new contract
Fernando Torres | Photo: Getty Images

With Atletico Madrid not being able to sign players from the summer for 18 months, giving Fernando Torres a new contract would be ideal. Letting go of any player whether they play a vital role for the club, without replacing them won’t be helpful for the club. Fernando Torres has played over 250 games and scored over 100 goals for Atletico Madrid throughout his career.

Currently, Torres is still owned by AC Milan, the Italian club still pay his wages and in the summer he will be a free agent. Atletico Madrid have appealed for the transfer ban, so they still have the chance to offer Fernando Torres a new contact.  

2015/16 season

Fernando Torres has featured for the Spanish side 21 times and has scored five goals. He has failed to re-discover his old form, despite being giving a lot of chances by Diego Simeone. Torres has re-paid a bit of faith back in the manager, netting three times in his past six appearances.

Atletico Madrid coach called Torres “unique” after the 3-1 win at Valencia. Torres played a big role in this game, coming on in the 63rd minute and restoring the lead for the away side nine minutes later. He was also fouled by Aderlan Santos, which led to the Valencia defender being sent off and Atletico Madrid sealed the win with Yannick Carrasco scoring a few minutes before full-time.

Torres spoke to Canal Plus, and he confirmed that he did not expect to stay at the club after this season. "The end of the season is getting closer with every day and the situation remains the same."

What he offers?  

Every player has to offer something when they start, Torres maybe out of confidence and won’t be able to offer abilities he had from his best day. But he still provides a few key factors when starting, he can hold up the play really well. When his confidence is high he can be a nuisance for defenders and causing them problems.

At one stage in football, Torres was one of the best strikers in the world. A player who has a fantastic work ethic, had a tough period once he left Liverpool, during his time at two-and-half years at Chelsea he had to work with four managers and it didn’t really go well to plan for him. The Spaniard was always known as a clinical finisher, but during his career at Chelsea something went wrong and Torres wasn’t the same again.