Over the past few weeks, Leeds United have been linked with a surprising and audacious move for Fernando Torres. The 34-year-old striker has departed Atletico Madrid following the expiration of his contract, and the soon-to-be Leeds manager, Marcelo Bielsa is an admirer of the Spaniard.
The Whites have been linked with a move for the former Chelsea striker, and his expertise and experience could be of substantial worth to Leeds as they hope to fulfil their ambitions of returning to the top-flight of English football.
Since returning to Atletico Madrid for the second time in his career, the striker has made a purposeful impression with the Spanish side. In 160 games for Atleti, the Spaniard has scored 38 goals. Moreover, he’s reached double figures (in all competitions for the past three seasons in succession).
Torres has enjoyed tremendous success in his career, and his insight would be incredibly beneficial for the Peacocks as they hope to fulfil their playoff ambitions. Despite failing to hit the back of the net as frequently as he did during the early stages of his career, the Spaniard still retains a wealth of experience and his skill set would be ideal with Bielsa’s expansive style of play.
The Argentine manager insists that his players are technically competent, and Torres is regarded for his skills and his intelligent movement. Furthermore, he still proves to be a menace when attacking set-piece situations, in addition to his marvellous dribbling ability.
At the age of 34, it’s evident that the potential arrival of Torres would not provide the Whites with longevity. However, he could be of incontestable significance for the Peacocks in the short term.
In a league where success has become increasingly synonymous with money spent, a player of Fernando Torres’ reputation would be an excellent addition to Leeds, especially on a free transfer.
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