Fernando Torres has issued a plea for Antoine Griezmann to stay on at Atletico Madrid as speculation about his future intensifies, according to Marca.
Antoine Griezmann, who is the object of interest from Barcelona and Manchester United, is expected to leave Atleti next summer, when his buyout clause will drop to €100m.
Torres said: “Griezmann is with us and we have to enjoy him. Atletico can have and retain the best [players]. If I want him to stay? I would love it if Griezmann wanted to stay at Atletico. Does he want to stay? You have to ask him, but when he has decided to stay it will be because he wanted to.”
Griezmann’s current contract with Atletico runs up until June 2022 but the La Liga side will no doubt be bracing themselves for offers for the man who has seven goals in 19 games so far this season.
On his own future at the Wanda Metropolitano, Torres said: ‘I want to stay here forever, I have a half year on my contract, and it does not depend on me.’
Fernando Torres has contributed three goals and one assist in 18 appearances this term.