Two losses on the bounce when heading into the international break has seriously dampened the mood amongst the Newcastle United fans here in the Transfer Tavern.
However, while many of our punters clad in black and white are rather down in the dumps right now, a transfer story to have emerged over the course of the weekend has helped cheer them up somewhat. Indeed, according to the Daily Mirror, the Magpies are keen on a move for Atletico Madrid striker, Fernando Torres.
The Spaniard worked with Rafa Benitez to great success when at Liverpool together, though the 33-year-old marksman has seen his game drop significantly since then during spells with Chelsea, AC Milan and his current charges.
Still, he’s certainly a big name and was one of the greatest strikers the Premier League has seen when at his best, so the notion of seeing him arrive to help a toothless Newcastle attack is a divisive one.
With that in mind, here’s a look at how Newcastle United fans on Twitter reacted to the Fernando Torres rumour.
Torres to the Toon??? Are we really going back to signing over the hill players looking for 1 last big payday. That worked well in the past #nufc
— Bill (@orrible_git) November 13, 2017
Fernando Torres keen on a move back to the PL? Link up with Benitez at #NUFC would be a good move for both surely? Thought he was older than 33. Probably still do a decent enough job too..
— Darren Dewar (@DarrenMDewar) November 13, 2017
would love it if Rafa brought Torres to the toon like #nufc
— Sam Mills (@Sam_Mills95) November 13, 2017
We tried this with Ian Rush a few years ago. Didn't work then…..
— Paul Gordon (@pag1953) November 12, 2017
Get a grip
— Adam McLean (@AdMcLean15) November 12, 2017