Diego Forlan vows to see out contract with Atletico Madrid

The Uruguayan football is not looking for an early exit from his club as he plans to see out his current deal

Diego Forlan has restated he has no wish to quit Atletico Madrid in the summer despite having received an offer to join Galatasaray.

The Uruguay international has declared on several occasions he has no plans to leave Atletico Madrid even after enduring a muted season at the Spanish capital club.

Galatasaray confirmed earlier this week they had put together an offer for Forlan and two team-mates of his, Jose Antonio Reyes and Tomas Ujfalusi, and though the Czech defender appears keen on embracing a challenge in Turkey, the Uruguayan is not ready to exit Atletico just yet.

“I have said it, and I repeat that I have two more years on my contract with Atletico and I plan to see it out, because I am very happy at the club and in Madrid,” Forlan said at a press conference.

Questioned about his club’s new coach, Gregorio Manzano, Forlan said: “I have good references of him. I hope the club got it right in the decision and that the good results will return next year.”

After reaching the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa with Uruguay, Forlan is hoping that he will go far at the upcoming Copa America, but stated he sees Argentina and Brazil as favourites before his own side.

“We have a good squad and we will go to the tournament with big hopes. Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile, in this order, are the favourites, but every team will be complicated because they have good players and are preparing themselves with time and dedication,” Forlan concluded.