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Fernando Torres set for MLS stint as final Atleti days approach

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres looks set for a move to Major League Soccer as his final days at the Wanda Metropolitano approach.

Torres announced, last Monday, that his second stint at boyhood club Atletico Madrid would end this Summer, having reluctantly accepted he’d need to move to play regularly.

Since returning to Atletico in 2015, after a short spell at Milan, the 34-year-old striker has made 100 appearances, scoring 24 goals.

Despite not reaching the heights of his time in Madrid at the beginning of his career, Torres has remained a popular figure in the Atletico squad.

Torres spent a successful four seasons at Liverpool, before becoming the sixth most expensive footballer in history and setting the British transfer record at the time, in a £50 million move to Chelsea.

Since announcing his departure, Torres has been linked to clubs around the globe, including some in Qatar and even a reunion with Rafa Benitez at Newcastle.

However, it is now being reported that he will move to America with five teams showing interest – Montreal Impact, Chicago Fire, Seattle Sounders, New York City FC and Sporting Kansas City.

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The MLS transfer window remains open until May, before reopening on July 10. Chinese Super League clubs will not be able to make squad additions until June 18.

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