Benitez would welcome Torres to Newcastle

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has admitted that he would love Fernando Torres to hitch him on the membership.

The 34-year-old striker is an iconic determine within the historical past of Atletico Madrid however will go away the Spanish facet on the finish of the season after helping them to win the Europa League.

Benitez has labored with Torres beforehand at Liverpool and Chelsea, and could be desirous to be reunited along with his countryman as soon as once more, even when he admits that it is a protracted shot.

“It could be interesting, however I don’t suppose it’ll occur,” he advised Marca. “I believe it is going to be troublesome to get him to come back, and never as a result of we don’t need him. I don’t know what goes on in his head, however he could also be serious about one thing else.”

Torres netted 81 instances in 142 outings for Liverpool and regardless of a troublesome spell with Chelsea, Benitez solely has optimistic phrases for the person who scored Spain’s winner at Euro 2008.

“He was sensational with us at Liverpool, then he went to Chelsea and though he was at a nasty second after we arrived, he was very important for us successful the Europa League,” he stated.

Torres, who scored 116 instances in 344 outings for Atleti over two totally different spells, has been most carefully linked with a transfer to MLS or the Chinese Super League.

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