Fernando Torres Tells Antoine Griezmann To Stay At Atletico Madrid

Kevin Gameiro celebrates scoring from the penalty spot with Yannick Carrasco and Antoine Griezmann.

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Antoine Griezmann’s rise from absolutely nowhere has eventually seen him evolve into one of the best players in the industry, hence, attracting interests from some of Europe’s top clubs.

However, Fernando Torres has urged his teammate to stay put at Atletico Madrid, where the striker “has the world in his hands”.

“Where are you going to go to improve what you have in Atletico?” asks Torres, in an interview with Football Focus. “Not many places in the world. I hope he can stay with us forever.

“When young players become one of the best in the world, everyone wants to sign them.

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“You can go to many other places in the world and they cannot offer what Atletico can offer you right now. Competing in the league, competing in the Champions League, one of the most respected teams in Europe. There is no reason to leave.”

“He’s 26, which is a very good age to develop your game and to decide if you want to be a good player or a top player.

“We were in the Champions League final [last season], he played in the Euro final with France, so I think he realises how difficult it is to become champion, but he is right there. He has the world in his hands.”


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