El Niño Set for China or USA Adventure as Atletico Career Finally Ends


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Despite a successful stint at Liverpool, Fernando Torres only thinks of Atletico Madrid as home.

El Niño however, is set for a new adventure at the end of this season with the 34-year-old set to move to the Chinese Super League or Major League Soccer.

According to Goal, his agent Antonio Sanz told Radio Marca that the Spain international will look abroad rather than move to another La Liga club. On Monday, Torres announced he would leave Atletico  ” There is no team yet,” he commented. “But we do have ideas.”

A move to another European league has also been ruled out, as has the Middle East.

Torres spoke on Monday about his time with the Rojiblancos, claiming it was “not an easy decision” to leave the club.

Speaking of his career, first at the Vincente Calderon and now the Wanda Metropolitano, he said, “When I joined Atletico I was 10 years old and it’s my home. I was lucky to debut, to play, to score goals. It’s always been my home. I can have many houses, but only one home.

“I’ve been part of an Atletico side that is always able to fight for titles and it’ll always be my home. It has been for my whole life.”

To date, the striker who won 110 caps for Spain, has played 393 times for Atletico, scoring 126 goals across all competitions.