Fernando Torres Makes Retirement U-Turn And Announces Comeback To Football
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Fernando Torres has made the shock announcement that he is set to make a sensational return to professional football, aged 37.
The former Atletico Madrid, Liverpool and Chelsea striker, who scored over 250 goals in his club career, decided to retire from the game in August 2019 after a short spell at Japanese side Sagan Tosu.
In a post on his official social media accounts, he wrote: "After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career."
Fernando Torres reveals why he's decided to retire... We're not crying, you are :cry: pic.twitter.com/ySRbwrglkH- Goal (@goal) June 23, 2019
Torres has since taken up boxing training and earlier this year, several images of him looking hench emerged online.
The Spaniard owns a string of gyms in the Madrid area and purchased them during his second stint with the club.
But now it seems the former Liverpool man will make an incredible return to the game after posting a cryptic message to his Instagram page. It looks like we'll know exactly what is going on this Friday.
He writes: "I only understand life in one way: playing. Therefore, I have decided to return. This Friday I will communicate where.
Torres began his career with Atletico Madrid before joining Liverpool, where he enjoyed arguably the best spell of his career, scoring 81 goals in 142 games.
The Spaniard then joined Chelsea for a then British record transfer fee, but he failed to live up to his £50 million price tag.
He did, however, lift the Champions League trophy after that iconic goal against Barcelona in the semi's.
We all remember that Gary Neville commentary don't we? "OOOOOOOH UNBELIEVABLE!"
Torres later joined his former club Atletico before making the move J1 League side Sagan Tosu, where he made 35 appearances before retiring.
It will be great to see him back on the pitch, that's for sure. Tune in on Friday for his comeback announcement.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Fernando Torres
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