Fernando Torres, Atletico Madrid legend, has sparked intrigue with a social media post this past Tuesday announcing he intends on coming out of retirement to play football again. The marksman has been linked with several clubs since, including UD Ibiza, recently promoted to the Segunda. Their president, Amadeo Salvo, said to El Diario de Ibiza, with comments carried by Mundo Deportivo, that it would be impossible to turn down Torres.
Torres retired from the game back in August of 2019, when he was playing for Sagan Tosu. That was a year after he left Atletico for the second time, before returning to the club as part of its youth system in a coaching capacity.
Torres came through Atletico’s youth system himself, breaking into the first team before joining Liverpool in 2007. He spent four seasons there before moving to Chelsea, where he spent the next four seasons inclusive of a year on loan at Milan. Torres then joined Milan on a permanent deal, only to join Atletico from them on loan and then on a permanent deal in 2016. He earned over 100 caps for La Roja.