The bad run continues for the Spaniard, with very little hope amongst his former supporting cast or from most of the footballing world.
But there shouldn't be a question regarding his quality and ability when in-form. My personal view is that Torres is suffering from a major mental block, having struggled at Liverpool towards the end of his stay at Anfield, a massive money transfer, and has continued to miss chances.
Some might say that Madrid DON'T need another striker; they have enough; they have quality in Benzema and Higuaín.
But we all very aware that the bosses at Madrid don't think in the same vein as many of us, and the constant attack from Barcelona will ensure that they strengthen the squad at every given opportunity.
In recent years we have seen many Spanish internationals returning to their native lands as they look to enjoy one of the biggest tussles in World sports, the battle of La Liga, between Barca and Madrid.
Having played for Atlético Madrid, some might see little chance of him joining city rivals, but in an age where loyalty means very little, a move to Madrid could be well on the cards.
Service is the most important tool for any striker, especially for a striker with the abilities that Torres possesses.
Having the quality of Ronaldo, Kaka, Ozil and company feeding Torres could make Madrid even more lethal. The pace that he brings could be exactly what they require.
If Real were to even consider a move for Fernando Torres, he won't come cheap, having moved to Chelsea for £50 Million. He could cost well over £40 Million, based on the fact that he has failed, hasn't scored many goals and has very little form to attract a price tag with any profit.
A return to Spain, speaking the same language, playing amongst many of his International team-mates and having the best service available could mean he can rise to the expectations set out a few years ago, or even well beyond that.