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Could this be a familiar sight in Madrid once more?
Atleti aren’t a club with a lot of money, but there is a lot of sense to be made from a loan deal until the end of the season.
It’s no secret that Torres will always have the Spanish club in his heart, and the fans in Madrid return the favour.
There are plenty of rumours flying around about the future of Radamel Falcao, but if Atleti could hold onto Falcao and acquire Torres, they would have a strike force to dominate any game—including those in the Champions League
It’s in Chelsea’s interest to get Torres back into form, and his miserable time at Stamford Bridge isn’t getting any easier. The Sunday Express reported that Atleti are keen to rescue Torres from England and bring him home on loan, with a view to raising the funds for a permanent deal.
The same article states that a potential road block for the deal comes in the shape of Chelsea’s schedule. The Blues have a Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League campaign to balance out, so Torres figures to feature in at least part of that.
The Spaniard will understandably want to start, but with the arrival of Demba Ba he seems likely to slip further down the roster to the less important games. If he returns to Atletico permanently, he could be worshiped once more.
Aside from the obvious drop in wages, it’s not really a difficult choice.