Saul: Atletico should give Torres contract for life!

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The midfielder has hailed his veteran team-mate and believes that he is a symbol for the club that should be retained when his current deal expires

Saul Niguez believes Fernando Torres is worthy of a contract for life at Atletico Madrid.

Torres's existing deal with Atleti is due to expire in June and no fresh terms have been agreed as yet.

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Saul has nothing but love for his team-mate, though, and hopes Atletico will hold on to the 33-year-old.

"Fernando is a super kind person, really close to the fans and has encrusted in him the values of the club," Saul was quoted as saying by Marca.

"I would give him a contract for life."

Torres came through the ranks of the Atletico youth academy and made over 200 appearances for the club between 2001 and 2007, before leaving for Liverpool.

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He also had spells with Chelsea and AC Milan, eventually returning to the Vicente Calderon in January 2015.

The striker has since become an important first-team member again and scored 10 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions this term.