NEWS
Tuesday May 14 2019
Defender Juanfran decides to leave Atletico Madrid

Experienced Atletico Madrid full-back Juanfran Torres has decided to leave the club this summer when his contract expires, say Marca.

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.

Juanfran has still maintained his level of performance over recent years despite his age, and has been selected at right-back across 29 matches this campaign.

During his stint with Atleti the defender has won a variety of trophies including a league title, two Europa League titles, two European Super Cups, a Copa del Rey and a Spanish Supercopa, alongside participating in two Champions League finals.

He is the latest defender to leave the club this summer, after Bayern Munich signed Lucas Hernandez in an €80m deal and Diego Godin decided to leave - reportedly to join Inter.

Another full-back, Filipe Luis, is also out of contract this summer and likely to leave while there are question marks over a number of other first-team players, including Antoine Griezmann and Rodri.

Juanfran is said to have a new one-year offer on the table from Atleti but he did not want to take it up.

Football Italia website