It’s weird to think Fernando Torres, El Nino himself, is coming towards the end of his career.
The fresh-faced Spaniard tore the Premier League (and subsequently Nemanja Vidic) apart once upon a time, but at 33-years-old he’s reaching the twilight of his playing days.
Having spent the last couple of seasons back at his boyhood club Atletico Madrid, sources at ESPN have claimed the free agent has held “advanced talks” with Mexican club Queretaro.
Does that name ring a bell, perhaps?
The Liga MX side previously snapped up Brazilian legend Ronaldinho a few years back, so they’re certainly no strangers to transfer coups.
Torres, who played a bit part role for Atleti last season, scored eight goals in La Liga having started 13 matches and appearing 31 times for the club.
Los Rojiblancos finished the season in third place, way off their bitter cross-city rivals Real, and fell at the semi-final stage of the Champions League to their loftier neighbours.
Despite his advancing years, we reckon Torres can probably still do a job in a less demanding league.
Sources claim a deal could be struck as early as this week, despite the transfer deadline for international moves in Liga MX being September 5.
In terms of spread, two different sources claim Torres’ contract would be for two years, with the former Liverpool and Chelsea striker set to earn up to $5 million per year.
Now we’re getting it.