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.
Really don’t want us to sign Torres. 33 now and he’s a million miles away from the player he was at Liverpool. Would like to see us go for Luke Shaw however #NUFC
— Outofhand32 (@Outofhand32) November 13, 2017
Fernando Torres keen on a move back to the PL? Link up with Benitez at #NUFC would be a good move for both surely? Thought he was older than 33. Probably still do a decent enough job too..
— Darren Dewar (@Dazstro90) November 13, 2017
would love it if Rafa brought Torres to the toon like #nufc
— Sam Mills (@Sam_Mills95) November 13, 2017
Reckon Torres on loan in January isn’t a bad option but I’d still like to see us get in another quality striker on a permanent deal aswell and please not fuckin Andy Carroll #Nufc
— GTA-PREDATOR-NUFC (@prowe29195) November 13, 2017
I was expecting #NUFC to be linked with Torres in the summer!
— Rafa (@El_MagoNUFC) November 12, 2017
— Cola (@Percycola) November 12, 2017
Good to see the #nufc rumour mill is in full force. Takeover confirmations, Torres deal, £100m transfer budgets, Andy Carroll on his way north again and it’s not even December yet!
— Jordan Armstrong (@Jarmstrong93) November 12, 2017
Seeing Fernando Torres linked with a return to the Premier League & under former boss Rafa Benitez would be so good! #NUFC
— ??? (@juve93cule) November 12, 2017
— Lucas Arnold (@LucasArnold93) July 28, 2017
— Paul Boxshall (@Superbokka) July 26, 2017
— gee singh (@geesingh1) July 9, 2017
— TFS Newcastle United (@TFS_Newcastle) November 13, 2017