Torres to Newcastle?
An incredible rumour started doing the rounds on Twitter this evening, claiming Fernando Torres was close to joining Championship club Newcastle.
Given the striker’s playing time at Atletico Madrid has been significantly reduced, a move away might seem possible on the one hand.
But on the other hand, it was clear when Torres returned to the Calderon last year that he intended it to be his final club before retiring.
There is the link with Rafa Benitez; the pair of course worked together at Liverpool, so the notion of a reunion in the Championship is an appealing and romantic one.
But of course, it’s absolute horsesh*t.
Because when you got to the source of the rumour, it all became clear.
Although Thomas Clements did do a good job with his photoshopping of Mundo Deportivo and Sport, he could have made more effort with the Spanish grammar.
Because the headlines on the front pages don’t make any grammatical sense, and on top of that, it’s way too early for the front pages of tomorrow’s papers not only to be leaked, but to be printed and ready.
But well done to Thomas, his prank worked and he caught out plenty of people hook, line and sinker.
— Thomas Clements (@_thomasclements) January 10, 2017
Today, El niño has been linked with a move to Newcastle. A Newcastle return to the PL with Torres would make me a very happy human being. pic.twitter.com/3wemhNF80A
— Kloppholic (@Kloppholic) January 10, 2017
Reports in Spain suggest Fernando Torres could be on his way to Newcastle. It would be weirdly beautiful.
— Liverpool Exposé (@LFCExpose) January 10, 2017
If Torres does go to Newcastle it'll break my heart all over again.
— Öwen (@or84) January 10, 2017
— webo (@TheNwebo) January 10, 2017
Fernando Torres is trending because he's being linked with a move to Newcastle. pic.twitter.com/IwPxeXL4Y7
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 10, 2017
Fernando Torres to Newcastle would be incredible, hope it happens
— Simon Peacock (@THESimonPeacock) January 10, 2017
Torres to Newcastle? There's something really beautiful about that. Hope it happens.
— Jordan A Chamberlain (@Jordan_AC90) January 10, 2017
@PEST_Jitazz Torres linked to Newcastle to work under Benitez again
— Dean (@DeanCoombes) January 10, 2017
Torres to Newcastle? Dear god please be true.
— Ryan (@ryanmarley33) January 10, 2017
No, I will cry. If Fernando Torres joins Newcastle United I will cry.
— MikeWallace (@mwally13) January 10, 2017
Talk of Torres moving to Newcastle.
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) January 10, 2017