Rafael Benitez has refused to rule out a summer move for Fernando Torres.
The striker played his 403rd and final game for his boyhood club Atletico Madrid in Wednesday’s Europa League final, making an injury time cameo before lifting the trophy.
His time with the Spanish giants was of course split into two spells, scoring a total of 127 goals for Los Rojiblancos. In between, El Niño made a name for himself as a goal machine in the Premier League, scoring 81 goals in just 142 appearances for Liverpool under the management of Benitez.
Torres eventually moved to Chelsea in a big money £50 million move in 2010, and he would be ultimately reunited with Benitez in the 2012/13 season when the Spaniard was made the clubs interim manager.
Having announced that he will leave Atletico this summer, it is unknown where he will be playing his football next season, but Rafa has refused to rule out the possibility that he could work with the striker for a third time in his career:
“I think it will be harder for him to come for him, not because we don’t want to,” he told Marca.
“I don’t know what’s going on in his head, but maybe he is thinking about something else.
“It would be appealing, but I don’t think it would be easy.”