About 10 years ago he was the hottest property in the world of football. Now even a club where he’s a legend doesn’t want him. Despite being the fastest Liverpool player to ever reach 50 goals for the club, Fernando Torres went on an all too famous decline. Everyone is aware of his £50 million move to Stamford Bridge and the consequent dry spell, but with his move to back to boyhood club Atletico things started to look up. Unfortunately his form didn’t. Now he’s yet again on the market.
Despite a great start for Atletico Torres has ended up with just 5 goals in 35 appearances, and Diego Simeone has decided not to extend his stay. Fernando will now head back to the San Siro but with Carlos Bacca playing well, along with a rebuild underway, there seems to be little space for yesterdays man.
At 31 he still probably has a few years left, but he’s unlikely to reach his former heights. A shame as injuries probably took away that pace that once made him the worlds most feared striker and set in a decline before it was due. With little interest, it will be interesting to see whether he keeps going in Europe, or perhaps seeks one last paycheque in China or the US.
Whatever he decides he truly was one of the best, and people should not forget that.