Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres will be leaving his hometown club Atletico Madrid this summer and may not want to keep playing in Spain.
That has raised the possibility Rafa Benitez could move for the 34-year-old former Liverpool striker who worked with Rafa for four years from 2007, and that was the best four years of Torres’ career.
He scored a massive 81 goals in 142 appearances for the Reds and was magical under the guidance of Mr. Benitez.
Fernando Torres with Rafa Benitez at Liverpool
Rafa also coached Torres when he took Chelsea to the Europa League Championship in 2013 while interim manager of the Blues.
Newcastle need to bring in more striking power this summer, and it’s possible Rafa could try to bring the 110 times capped Spanish International to Tyneside.
Fernando has been talking to Spanish outlet Cadena SAR, and he had this to say:
“I have not made the decision. I will say it as I have said: that I leave Atletico,”
“I will not continue in Spain. Europe? I don’t know. One has an idea that can then change.”
Fernando will be a free agent at the end of June, but his wages will be high.
We would be surprised if Rafa brings in the 34-year-old although he has massive experience and something that is missing from the young side Rafa has assembled at Newcastle.
So we suppose there’s some possibility.
What do you think?