Fernando Torres is all set to make his return to the club which made him- Atletico Madrid. The Spaniard confirmed the transfer on his Facebook page. Few days before, AC Milan signed him on a permanent basis from Chelsea. A statement on Atletico’s official website read: “Fernando Torres returns to Atletico de Madrid after an agreement was reached by our club and Milan as the international striker will play on loan for the remainder of this season and all of next season.
The 30-year-old has been struggling for goals since joining Chelsea from Liverpool in 2011, and he moved to the San Siro on loan in August.Chelsea and Milan agreed on Saturday to make the switch permanent, paving the way for Torres to be loaned to Atlético, seven-and a-half years after leaving his boyhood club.
“At last back home. Thanks to all that have made this dream come true,” tweeted Torres on Monday. The deal is subject to Torres passing a medical and will be finalised on 5 January, when the Italian transfer window opens.
However Milan will use him as an exchange deal for Atletico’s Cerci as per some reports.
Will he be able to return to his past form at the Caledron? Let’s wait and see.