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Fernando Torres’ time at Atletico Madrid up in January

Fernando Torres will leave Atletico Madrid in January, according to various reports in Spanish press.

The 33-year-old has found playing time hard to come by this season, matched with a run of poor form which has seen fail to score when given the chance in ten appearances.

Diario AS have cited a report in El Larguero that claims the former Liverpool and Chelsea man will leave the club in the January transfer window to look for more playing time.

Kevin Gameiro, Yannick Carrasco and Antoine Griezmann are all ahead of the former Spanish international in the pecking order at the Wanda Metropolitano, plus the arrival of Diego Costa from Chelsea in the summer will also see Torres drop further down in January when he can be registered.

It is suggested that a move to Major League Soccer is most likely, whilst a mega-money move to China has also been mentioned.

Torres, who has had two spells with boy-hood club Atleti – has scored 119 times during his time, playing in 396 games.

Meanwhile, Atleti boss Diego Simeone believes his side should of beaten Qarabag on Tuesday evening in the Champions League.

An opener from Michel set alarm bells ringing inside the ground, but Thomas Partey’s impressive leveller go the home side back in the game.

A late chance for Saul Niguez tested the visitors resolve – before Stefan Savic received his marching orders, ending a bad night for the former Champions League runners-up.

Simeone, who watched on in disbelief his side failed to find a winner, believes they should of win.

“From a result perspective, it’s all excuses,” the Argentine told reporters.

“However, I leave here with the feeling that the team did everything. Qarabag and their goalkeeper had a great game.”

Simeone’s side meet Roma on the 22nd November, before facing Antonio Conte’s Chelsea on the 5th December.

A failure to qualify for the last-32 will see Atleti drop into the Europa League.

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