Torres: No reason for Griezmann to leave Atleti


Atletico Madrid veteran Fernando Torres doesn't believe there is any reason for strike partner Antoine Griezmann to sign for a different club.

Griezmann has been linked with Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, and Barcelona, but Torres wants the Frenchman to stay at Atletico.

The Spaniard watched Griezmann score the only goal of the game as Diego Simeone's side beat Leicester 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie on Wednesday.

Torres told BBC's Football Focus: "Where are you going to go to improve what you have at Atletico? 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.

"But 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."f