Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has admitted that he would love to end his playing career back at his first club Atletico Madrid.
The 26-year-old spoke to radio show El Larguero ahead of Spain’s friendly versus Colombia on Wednesday evening and admitted that once he has completed his five-year contract at Stamford Bridge, he covets a move back to his boyhood club.
He stated: “There is still a lot of time but this is the idea I have always had. I talked to [CEO] Miguel Angel Gil [Marin] and I know that while he is there, I will always have doors open to me at this club.
“I owe a lot to Atletico, who will always be my team. I have always been close with the Gil family.”
Torres moved to Liverpool from Atleti in the summer of 2007 for a fee of £22 million, and put pen to paper on a switch to Chelsea on deadline day of the January transfer window for £50m, making him the most expensive Spaniard in history.