Torres to retire at end of Season

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 21: Fernando Torres of Atletico de Madrid celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Athletic Club Bilbao at Vicente Calderon stadium on May 21, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Patricio Realpe/LatinContent/Getty Images)

Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres says he will leave the club at the end of the season.

The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker, 34, who is out of contract in the summer, has seen his first-team opportunities limited this season.

The Spain forward was an unused sub as Atletico drew 1-1 at home to rivals Real Madrid in La Liga on Sunday.

“This will be my last season at the club. As you can see I am playing very little,” said Torres.

The Spaniard rejoined his boyhood side in 2014 after a period on loan at AC Milan. He has scored 126 goals in two spells at the club. He was part of Chelsea’s Champions League-winning side in 2012.

“I felt obliged to inform the supporters. It’s not been an easy decision. This is not a day for reproaches

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