It’s not often that Fernando Torres lets his starlight shine on his former club, but recent comments after his big money transfer have put the forward back in the centre of the Spanish media’s attention.
The striker completed a €58m move to Chelsea last week and responded to critical fans who thought Torres was a Liverpool fan for life.
“When I was born in Madrid, I wasn’t a fan of Liverpool or Chelsea. I was an Atlético fan”, he said.
Yesterday Gil Marín told Cadena SER that he plans on bringing Torres back before Atleti move to their new stadium, la Peineta. The striker is with the Spanish national team and during an interview with Onda Cero he hinted at a possible return.
“I talked to Miguel Ángel Gil after the transfer [to Chelsea]”, admitted Torres.
“I know the door is always open for me to return to Atlético and you never know what might happen. Liverpool has given me a lot, but I’ll always carry Atlético in my heart. They’re my team and that will never change. I’d like to finish my career there.”
Spain’s number 9 is positive his boyhood club will come out of its current crisis.
“I’ve been through situations like these with Atleti, but this team is much stronger,” he said. “It won’t be easy but they have a great coach and a strong squad, so I’m sure they’ll come out of it.”
All Rojiblancos would love to see El Niño return to the Vicente Calderón and, if possible, team up with Sergio Agüero again to terrorize defences all over Spain. Although the scenario seems unlikely, Torres did reassure Atlético supporters that he doesn’t see the possibility of Kun ever defecting to los Blancos.
“I don’t think Agüero would join Real Madrid,” he said. “When you play at Atlético the people make you aware of what the club means. It’s Kun’s decision, but I cannot imagine he would leave [for Real].”