Torres scored 76 league goals during his first five seasons at Atletico and after making an emotional return, he had hoped to retire at the club. In between, a superb four years at Liverpool had been followed by difficult periods at both Chelsea and Milan, where Torres never rediscovered his lethal touch. "For me it is very difficult to say goodbye to this club for the second time, because my head and my idea was to hang up my boots here," Torres said. "But things do not always work out the way you want. I feel very well and I want to continue playing. I do not know if in two, three or five years I'll look for a different situation.
Fernando Torres (126) is Atletico Madrid's fifth highest ever goalscorer across all competitions. El Niño. ?? pic.twitter.com/M9BFb3atC4April 9, 2018
Torres was struggling at Chelsea when Atleti won the league four years ago, meaning the only trophy he has lifted with the club is a Segunda Division title in 2002. Atletico, however, are strong favourites in this season's Europa League and the possibility remains that the forward will sign off after a victorious final in Lyon on May 16. Torres has scored 113 goals in 330 appearances for Atletico. He also won the World Cup with Spain in 2010, as well as the European Championships in 2008 and 2012. "This second stage (at Atletico) has been magnificent," Torres said. "I have lived magical moments and I am sure that I have others to live."
Fernando Torres confirms that this season will be his last with Atlético Madrid... El Nino, Atletico legend. pic.twitter.com/zuTDHCGTz9— GiveMeSport (@GiveMeSport) April 9, 2018