Why Star Striker Could Be Perfect Short-Term Solution For Newcastle

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.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Nov 13, 2017 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #1

    Great player before injuries decimated him, he no longer has the explosiveness that set him above others in his prime.

    Not interested in him coming here for one last payday, he was absolutely pants at Chelsea when he was last in the PL!

  • Jib

    Nov 13, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #2

    Torres has said he wants to end his career at Atletico
    This is his house outside Madrid
    but a 6 month loan could work

  • Jib

    Nov 13, 2017 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #3

    Torres was pants at Chelsea without Rafa
    For the one season they were together at Chelsea
    he scored 22 goals and 15 assists

  • sparky55

    Nov 13, 2017 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #4

    jesus christ i hope not…i thought the days of older knackered footballers coming to Newcastle for one last pay day were long gone.

  • martoon

    Nov 13, 2017 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #5

    Jib – from previous – I knew Anita to say hello to when I saw her at her dad’s wholesaler but not well enough (or I can’t remember) to know if she was into football (I was a shy, spotty teenager!) and no I didn’t know the actor you referred to.

    Reading between the lines and what has been said on this blog by Sparky et al I can’t help but think that Amanda is maybe a decoy for the real buyer!

  • Jib

    Nov 13, 2017 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #6

    you prefer younger knackered players then ?
    You ageist you

  • toontaff2

    Nov 13, 2017 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #7

    JIB, have you seen the scum’s latest transfer target?

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Nov 13, 2017 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #8

    Torres might be better than what we have and could fill a gap until the end of the season if we can’t find anyone. I personally think he’s finished, but you never know. I think if Benitez were to play a lightweight striker like Torres or Gayle, then he would want at least one stronger/ industrious player in the 3 positions behind him like he had at Liverpool with Kuyt and Gerrard. I can’t see him playing Atsu, Ritchie, Perez, and a small striker together. So if we sign a Torres type we also have to find a big number 10, and there aren’t many good ones about. Loftus-Cheek was my first choice, but I think we’ve missed out now. Lewis Baker at Boro is worth keeping an eye on.

  • sparky55

    Nov 13, 2017 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #9


    Being old and knackered meself I know one when I see one 🙂 🙂


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