Diego Forlan was expected to make a move away from Atletico Madrid after a enjoying a strong World Cup for Uruguay and even winning the Golden Ball award. However, with no offers coming in for the 31-year old striker, it seems like Forlan will have no interest in leaving Madrid and decided to stay with the Spanish club for the remainder of the 3 years on his contract.
Although some of the best clubs have been said to be interested in Forlan as Chelsea, Juventus and even Inter Milan were expected to be putting in offers for Forlan sometime during the summer, it seems as if this will not be the case.
In a recent statement made by Forlan, he went on to say the following on a conference earlier today :
“There were no concrete offers from any other team. I don’t know anything about possible interest from other teams. This is just another summer with more and more rumors but no concrete offers. I just know what I’ve read in newspapers but nothing came to me, neither from inside or outside the club. Since there are no offers, I wouldn’t think about my future outside Atletico. I feel comfortable here, I’ve got three more years of contract with Atletico and I’m happy here. I want to stay at Atletico de Madrid.”
I have to say that I’m rather surprised that no offers had come in for Forlan, although he may be 31-years old, he had a tremendous World Cup and showed that he can definitely do damage for at least 2 or 3 more years. However, being that no serious offer came in, Forlan maybe has realized that he is better off staying with the Spanish where he is loved and respected as a footballer.
Think Forlan is better off staying at Atletico Madrid ? Surprised no serious offers came in for the striker ? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.