Newcastle Fans Take To Twitter – Fernando Torres Possibly Arriving In January

There was news yesterday that with Fernando Torres wanting to get more football then he’s getting at Atletico Madrid currently,  he could want to leave the Madrid club.

And with Newcastle and his former manager, Rafa Benitez,  being short of good strikers, then maybe a short-term loan through the end of the season at Newcastle would do the trick for the Spanish international striker and for the Magpies too.

We have to realize, first of all, that Torres is nowhere near what he was at his very best.

But he could still put some of the chances away that Newcastle create and which is proving to be difficult for the strikers we already have at the club.

Fernando Torres – could arrive at Newcastle in January?

It seems like a low-risk proposition that could work well for us.

Here’s what some Newcastle fans are saying about Torres potentially coming to Tyneside.

8 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nov 13, 2017 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #1

    Julie Seaton, a Newcastle City Council planning officer said back in 2016:

    “The proposed development on Strawberry Place would not limit any expansion plan of St. James Park that could feasibly be developed while accommodating existing constraints of the site.”

    What’s changed since then? I am not completely in the know about this…

  • Mag52

    Nov 13, 2017 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #2

    Talk about icing on the cake, and it’s not even Christmas yet.
    Fernando Torres at SJP, bring it on !

  • Jib

    Nov 13, 2017 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #3

    That just refers to Stadium surface facilities
    bars shops etc. not profound changes of
    the main stadium fabric

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 13, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #4

    Do we really need SJP Metro anyway, does any actually use it other than matchday, it was always deserted when we used to mess about there as kids.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Nov 13, 2017 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #5

    I hope we don’t go sniffing around the big clubs for cast offs. Sunderland, West Ham, and Villa have been doing that for years and it hasn’t helped them much. Generally an older player who has played at the very top for years, hasn’t got the motivation once he’s demoted to a smaller team. We’ve had enough of these types ourselves: Geremi, Butt, Campbell, Owen, etc. The only one I can think of top of my head that excelled since signing for a small team is Johnny Evans. But for every Evans there are dozens of Micah Richards. I’d take the younger (u25) ones who might have a point to prove though or a geordie like Carrick.

  • lesh

    Nov 13, 2017 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #6


    Could it be that the SJP Metro station was hardly used when you were kids because you were all messing about there!

  • ashleysmate

    Nov 13, 2017 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Torres was class at Lpool, but crap at Chelskie, and he’s much older now….no, please no.
    Let’s show everyone we mean to move forward, not back over

  • U.S Magpie

    Nov 14, 2017 at 2:46 AM

    Comment #8

    Wow, this is really good news, let’s hope they also sign some other older players that have experience in the prem, Shearer, Andy Cole, Sir Les and Tino. God if this is the news we could also go after Beardo, Wads and Philiipe. I wonder what Pavel is up to.
    Sorry I know it’s getting close to Christmas but this is not a pantomime we really want to watch.


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