Sky Sports Spanish Football pundit Guillem Balague knows a lot about Spanish football (probably a big understatement), and he knows Rafa Benitez well – having written a biography about Rafa’s time at Liverpool.
And he’s in the know when it comes to transfers to and from Spanish clubs.
There has been some talk in the papers this week about Fernando Torres of Atletico Madrid possibly linking up with Rafa at Newcastle in January – maybe on loan.
But today Balague has put a huge damper on that possibility by tweeting this on his Twitter account:
About Torres and Newcastle: there is nothing at all going on about it pic.twitter.com/tZIGRFy08f
— Guillem Balague (@GuillemBalague) November 16, 2017
Why does he have to be so sure?
You would have thought he would have waited a day or two before tweeting that – which is probably the truth, unfortunately.
It was nice to visualize Torres putting away some easy chances at Newcastle – chances that our current strikers are missing.
Oh well, you can’t always get what you want – we know that’s true because the Rolling Stones told us.
Now we may be forced to go after Harry Kane.