However, the player who came through the Atletico academy has now committed himself to the club until the summer of 2019.
Another key figure in Atletico's Liga triumph this season has also penned a new deal with right-back Juanfran, 29, signing on until 2018.
"The two players are key parts of the red and whites' recent successes and their contract extensions are great news for our club," Atletico said on their website.
Both players are members of the Spain squad who have just returned home after a disastrous World Cup campaign.
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