Atletico Madrid have confirmed that Marcos Llorente has signed a new six-year contract, keeping him at the club until 2027.
Llorente signed for Atletico in the summer of 2019, when he crossed the city divide by making the switch from rivals Real Madrid.
Marcos Llorente Agrees Six-Year Contract With Atletico Madrid
Marcos Llorente signs contract extension until 2027 🔥 pic.twitter.com/UWlvqmQcaA
— Atlético de Madrid (@atletienglish) August 18, 2021
Marcos Llorente Has Established Himself in Diego Simeone’s Team
Since his arrival two seasons ago, Llorente has cemented an important role in manager Diego Simeone’s line-up. His versatility to play in both midfield and as a wing-back has seen Llorente earn the trust of Simeone, in what is a notoriously organised system.
In that relatively short time span, he has already racked up 82 appearances in all competitions for Atletico. Llorente’s most fruitful spell under Simeone came last season, where he featured in all but one La Liga game, netting 12 goals and recording 11 assists en route to securing the league title.
Now, Atletico have made sure to fend off any potential interest in the midfielder by tying him down to a long-term contract at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
Llorente Reacts on Social Media
Reacting to his new six-year deal, Llorente took to social media to say: “I arrived at Atleti looking forward two years ago. Since then, I have travelled a path in which I have grown as a footballer and as a person, I have fallen and got up, I have found a second family and we have lived unforgettable moments.
“There are places in the world where you feel full, there are people who make you live life and there are moments that will always remain. I have all that here, where I am happy. And where I’m going to continue until 2027. At least. We will continue on this beautiful path together.”
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