Fernando Torres has arguably been one of the most talked about upcoming stars in the game.
His blistering pace, his deadly finishing and as described by Spanish Coach Luis Aragones he “never scores two goals the same” referring to his versatility and remarkable keenness on the pitch. These attributes have seen him being constantly linked to the elite group of European clubs. Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal are all competing to obtain the services of the young striker. AC Milan and Atletico’s bitter rivals Real are also reportedly interested.
At the tender age of 19, Torres became Atletico’s youngest ever captain. Some said that this would be too much responsibility for him. They were proven wrong and Torres remained consistent and cemented his position as the club’s top scorer for the past four seasons.
To me, it seems inevitable that he will move on this summer, with Manchester United or Liverpool as his most likely destination. I believe that he would be better off at Manchester United as he would get more playing time and he would not be subjected the Rafael Benitez’s rotation policy. His record for the Spanish national team is also quite formidable, with 14 goals. It is suffice to say that the top Scorer of the Under 19s European Championship has a bright future ahead of him.
So, what do YOU think? Will Torres be picked up by Manchester United, or will Liverpool spring for him?
Or will Atletico Madrid hold on to their talisman for one more season?