Is Torres returning home?




Is Fernando Torres returning home?

Is Fernando Torres returning home?

Atletico Madrid are planning a move to re-sign Fernando Torres from Chelsea and bring an end to his goal drought at Stamford Bridge. The Madrid club are looking to take their former striker on a season-long loan deal in the summer. Torres has always maintained that that Atletico ‘will always be my club’ and has a personal respect for the club where he started. With his current run of form the striker finds him out of favor at Stamford Bridge.

El Nino who plays as a striker for Chelsea and the Spain national team started his career with Atletico Madrid, progressing through their youth system to the first team squad. He made his first team debut in 2001 and played 7 seasons for the club having scored 75 goals in 174 La Liga appearances. He joined Premier League club Liverpool in 2007, after signing for a club record transfer fee. He marked his first season at Anfield by being Liverpool’s first player since Robbie Fowler in the 1995–96 season to score more than 20 league goals in a season. Torres became the fastest player in Liverpool history to score 50 league goals. El Nino went on to be a fan favorite at Liverpool and formed a formidable partnership with skipper Gerrard. The turning point of his career came in 2011 when Chelsea offered him a deal.

He left the club in January 2011 to join Chelsea for a record British transfer fee of £50 million, which made him the most expensive Spanish player in history. In his first full season at Chelsea, he helped the club win the FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League but very rarely managed to find the goal. He had a miserable run infront of goal managing just 1 goal in 18 games. Signing Torres proved to be one of the major mistakes that Chelsea have done.The consecutive seasons at Stamford Bridge haven’t that been great either, having scored just 25 goals from 84 games so far Torres might be finding him out of Stamford Bridge. Signing of Demba Ba adds to his misery.

According to the recent reports it seems that Torres might move to his boyhood club Athletico. He might have to take less wages to make it happen, but it would be a match made in heaven if it does. Torres said: ‘I am not hiding who I am, which team I support and to which club I owe more than any other, and I hope… it will continue like that’. Chelsea fans have added to his misery when they brutally booed him last week after the Capital One Cup defeat at home to Swansea. Torres might want to leave Chelsea for good before he is forced out.

Atletico are not the only club interested in signing the Spaniard, two former Chelsea managers are keen on the striker, Claudio Ranieri is keen to take him to Monaco, provided they get promoted this season and Carlo Ancelotti is also set to try and lure Torres to Paris St Germain in the summer. Also Juventus and the Turkish giants Besiktas are said to be monitoring how this season pans out for him at Stamford Bridge. Possibly Chelsea might see out Torres this summer and the arrival of Ba has made it more likely.

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