Full-back Juanfran insists he wants to renew his contract at Atletico Madrid but ‘wants to do whatever is best for the club’.
The 34-year-old, who began his career at Real Madrid, has amassed over 300 appearances for Los Rojiblancos since a January 2011 move from Osasuna, is out of contract this summer.
“Atleti are the club of my life, I would like to stay,” Juanfran told reporters after Sunday’s 1-0 win over Levante, as cited by Marca.
“My hope is that the club renew me and that they still see me as a valuable player, who can put in a level of performance adequate of the team and our Coach.
“I will never create a problem here regardless if whether I leave in the summer or in future years, this club will always mean the world to me.
“I hope to do whatever the best thing is for the club and I am sure that Diego Godin and Filipe Luis will do the same, they care about the club like this too.
“The players are never the most important thing about Atleti but I believe my presence here can benefit the team going forward.”