Former Chelsea and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres is seeking a move away from Atletico Madrid this January, according to many sources.
Torres in his Chelsea days
The former Spain striker has been one of the fringe characters at Atletico this season and has not got regular game time at the Wanda Metropolitano and will be eyeing a transfer as early as January.
Torres hasn’t yet scored a goal for the Madrid giants this season after 10 appearances, but most of them has come in the league as a substitute, as the former Chelsea man hasn’t started a league game for Los Rojiblancos since the opening day of the season in August. He signed a new deal with Atletico after scoring 10 goals last season, and 12 goals the season before.
With Antoine Griezmann, Carrasco in the side, the Spanish star has seen his game time limited and it will only get worse as he will be further down the pecking order as Atletico will be having Diego Costa from January, so it looks inevitable that Torres will depart after the arrival of Costa, who also played for Chelsea and has left the London club this summer.
His game times has been limited this season
So the 33 year old is open to seek his pastures new with many MLS and Chinese Super League sides are interested. With these destinations are pretty much attractive for the big players towards the flag end of the career, a MLS move may well be a very realistic one for the 110 time Spanish international.
But there are also speculations that he may be also welcoming a transfer to Mexico. Speaking of the level, the Mexican league is one of the best of the entire Americas, and Mexican giants Tigres UANL or CF Pachuca may well be making a move for the veteran. At Pachuca, Torres will be also reuniting with his former AC Milan teammate Keisuke Honda.