Atletico Madrid officially announced on Wednesday that Marcos Llorente has extended his contract by three more years. His earlier contract was due to end in 2024 but with the extension of three more years, Llorente will be staying until 2027. His contract is now the longest in Atletico Madrid books, which is one year longer than Saul Niguez’s (2026).
Llorente joined Atletico back in 2019 at a transfer fee of €40 million from city rivals Real Madrid. Since his joining he has been an integral part of Simeone’s squad. He has appeared 82 times for Atletico and scored 18 goals and 17 assists in all competitions. Llorente’s form last season was commendable becoming one of the main players who helped Atletico lifting the La Liga title after seven years.
However, the most memorable moment of Llorente in the Atletico shirt was back in March 2020. The lad scored an epic comeback brace against Liverpool securing a Champions League quarter-final spot for Atletico. Following his impressive performances for the last two seasons, the contract extension is a gift to Llorente from Atletico.
As the transfer market opened reports emerged that Llorente might leave Wanda Metropolitano. But all the rumors are now buried with the news of Llorente staying until 2027. Following this new deal, Simeone is happy to see his versatile player stay at the club for six more years. The 26-year-old can solve the problems in defense, as a full-back or wing-back, or play second line of attack.
Atletico have already started their season with a win 2-1 against Celta Vigo in their league opener. Simeone looks confident to retain his title this season and with Llorente signing a new deal he will be more charged up.
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