Rafa Benitez wants to land Fernando Torres in January

Aubrey Yates
November 12, 2017

Former Liverpool and Chelsea star Fernando Torres could be set for a stunning return to the Premier League, as well as an unlikely reunion with Rafa Benitez, as Newcastle United are reportedly considering a move for the striker, according to the Newcastle Chronicle.

It was Rafa Benitez of course who took Fernando Torres to Liverpool in 2007, paying £26m to Atletico Madrid to buy the forward.

Torres has made just two starts this season - one in La Liga and one in the Copa del Rey.

With Diego Costa available for selection from January onwards, once Atleti's transfer ban is lifted, Torres will be facing more competition for starting berths in Diego Simeone's team and he now believes a return to the Premier League could provide him with the ideal opportunity to gain regular game time in one of Europe's top leagues.

Torres has 18 months left on his current deal, and he wants to spend the rest of his career with his hometown club.

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He and Rafael Benitez are close owing to their time together at Liverpool. He wants to play under Benitez or Southampton manager Mauricio Pellegrino.

Torres is believed to be keen on a return to the Premier League, although he does have options outside of Europe, most notably in China and the USA.

And Newcastle are certainly in need of a goalscorer; the Magpies have scored ten goals in 11 Premier League games, with first-choice striker Joselu having found the net only twice.

Any club hoping to sign the Spaniard will be required to pay his annual salary of £2.2m.

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