The big excitement yesterday in addition to a possible Amanda Staveley acquisition in the works was that Fernando Torres of Atletico Madrid wants to leave Atletico Madrid to get more playing time.
So immediately Newcastle was mentioned as a possible destination since Rafa Benitez bought him for Liverpool from Atletico in 2007.
And in his four productive seasons on Merseyside, he scored 81 goals and had 20 assists in 142 games.
And Rafa also had him at Chelsea when he won the Europa League back in 2013.
As we all know we have very little goalscoring ability in the Newcastle team at the moment, and even at 33 we would expect Torres to be able to convert some of the chances we do create.
It also gives a chance for Fernando to reunite with the manager that got the very best out of him in his career, and we’re sure Rafa will be able to bring out the Spanish International’s strengths.
Fernando Torres – to reunite with Rafa Benitez?
Obviously, Fernando is not as good as he once was and hasn’t scored in 10 games for Atletico this season – so we have to be realistic.
But a loan spell in January for the rest of the season with an option to buy would seem like a good deal.
That’s a good deal three ways – for Newcastle, Atletico and the player himself.
It would be short-term, yes, but maybe he could finish his career on Tyneside.
It would be exciting for Newcastle fans and would give us some publicity that could help frame what the new owners want to build at the new Newcastle United.
That could also help to attract new players to the club.