Prized Anfield asset wants Barcelona move? I doubt it!
According to Spanish newspaper Sport, Liverpool striker Fernando Torres is keen on a move to Catalan giants Barcelona, if he is forced to leave Anfield.
Sport suggests that Liverpool may have to sell their prized assets, including Torres in order to help repay the club’s large financial debt. Although both Chelsea and Manchester City have been linked with the 25 year-old, Torres reportedly would prefer a move to Barcelona.
Sport discounts the possibility of a transfer to Real Madrid, given Torres’ loyalty to his former club Atletico Madrid. But the Liverpool striker apparently feels “a great sympathy” for Barcelona and “wouldn’t hesitate a single moment” to move to the Nou Camp.
During his time at Atletico Madrid, Barcelona president Joan Laporta “was flirting” with the signing of Torres, according to Sport. (IMScouting)
Now Barcelona have a knack of getting Spanish papers to do their bidding for them. Arsenal have had a great deal of experience dealing with the constant stream of bile linking the Emirates skipper Cesc Fabregas with a move back to the Nou Camp. The fear is that this latest story, and its a ridiculous one, will be the first of many as the La Liga champions look to try to unsettle the Spanish international.
Of course El Nino has no interest in leaving Anfield and Rafa Benitez has no plans to sell the goal machine but that won’t stop the likes of Sport or El Mundo Deportivo or indeed The Marca from peddling their rubbish.
I find it very unlikely that Fernando Torres would return to Spain at any point and if he did it would surely be to perhaps return and finish his career at Atletico Madrid, he is highly unlikely to leave Liverpool for Barcelona. Clearly there are many so called experts, pundits and supposed journalists reporting that if we fail to get a top four spot then we may well lose some of our biggest names but I think this is merely empty scaremongering.
Clearly if we failed to repeatedly qualify for the Champions League then they could have a point but lets face it, its not like we had such a great season in that competition this season so why aren’t these self same players heading for the exits now?
Expect to see more of this from the Spanish dailies but much like with Arsenal captain Fabregas, don’t expect anything to come of it.