Torres signs new contract with Atletico




Atletico Madrid have announced that Fernando Torres has extended his contract with the club for another year, keeping him till 2018.




The 33-year old has extended his contract for another year – with the club facing a transfer ban till January 2018 – banning them from signing players this summer transfer window. Torres scored eight goals and registered five assists in La Liga for Atletico last season.




The club can however negotiate deals that would allow players to sign and play for Atletico Madrid after the ban is lifted.




Chelsea striker Diego Costa looks set to make a return to Atletico from Stamford Bridge, who is reportedly set to sign a deal which will mean he will not being able to play until January of next year.




After being told by Chelsea boss Antonio Conte that he has no future at the club the player looked destined for a mega-money deal in China, before new tax laws in the country meant that clubs in the Chinese Super League would have to pay 100-per-cent tax on top of the fees paid for foreign players – ruling out a move for Costa from Chinese clubs.




A return home to Atletico Madrid now seems to be Costa’s favoured destination.


Can he join Torres and wreak havoc once again against La Liga defenses next season? Or will he do what he does best and fight for his place at Chelsea? Tell us what you think he should do in the comments below.

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