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Atletico Madrid signing Marcos Llorente releases farewell statement to Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid signing Marcos Llorente has posted a farewell message to Real Madrid and their fans.

Llorente signed permanently for Atletico on Thursday.

And the midfielder released the following statement to social media:

I was a boy who, like so many others, dreamt of playing football. I worked hard, sacrificed a lot and got closer to making that dream come true.

I grew and began to dream of playing for Real Madrid. I learned, I left almost everything [in my personal life] to one side... and it came true.

But nobody should ever stop working, however much they grow. Nor stop dreaming, however much some dreams may come true.

Today, I leave Real Madrid, which has been my home for the last 10 years. I leave without any guilt and with no complaints. "Hard work, clean conscience." That's something someone said to me once and it defines my life. I have it applied it to my day-to-day life. And I have never failed to give everything or defend the values instilled in me from the very beginning.

I leave with great memories, great friends, unforgettable trophies on magical nights, and the love and respect of everyone.

Thank you for being supportive, loyal and demanding. I will always remember defending this shirt, and your roar will stay with me forever.

Carlos Volcano
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