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Fernando Torres announces comeback

Almost two years after ending his career

Fernando Torres is apparently plagued by longing: Just over 21 months after ending his career, the 37-year-old announced his return via Instagram

“I only understand life in one way: to play. That’s why I have decided to return,” Torres shared. There is no doubt about the credibility of the announcement for the “AS”: “Torres is preparing to play football again,” wrote the Madrid sports paper.

Last match: In August 2019 for Sagan Tosu

The last time Torres played football at professional level was in August 2019 for the Japanese club Sagan Tosu. “El Niño” (the child), as the attacker was called by fans and the media, had already celebrated his professional debut at the age of 17 with Atletico Madrid. He moved from the Rojiblancos to the island in 2007, where he signed for Liverpool FC and then Chelsea FC. After a stint at AC Milan, he returned to Atletico for two years before leaving for Japan in the summer of 2018.

Two-time European and World Champion

Torres became World Champion in 2010 and also won the European Championship title with “La Roja” in 2008 and 2012. In the final of the 2008 European Championship in Vienna, he scored the 1:0 winner for Spain against Germany.

In a hashtag (“I will play again”), the former centre-forward announced that he would let it be known on Friday where he would celebrate his comeback.

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