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Fernando Torres announces his return to football

The Atlético Madrid legend, who is also remembered very fondly at Liverpool, had hung up his boots in 2019. But it now appears that he's making a comeback.

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Fernando Torres.
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Fernando Torres is preparing to play football again, or certainly that is what appears to be happening.

Torres to return to playing...but where?

The Atlético Madrid legend, who is now 37, posted an enigmatic message on his social media accounts that has sparked all kinds of comments among his followers.

"I only understand life in one way: playing. That's why I've decided to return,” it read with the hashtag ‘#vuelveelniño’, translated to #elniñoreturns’.

He says he will announce where his is planning on playing in three days’ time. "This Friday I will communicate where,” he said, only driving the interest further. What a tease!

El Niño, as he was affectionately known, hung up his boots in August 2019 as a player of Sagan Tosu, a year after leaving Atlético following his second spell there. He has also made a huge impression on Liverpool fans during his time there, and to a lesser degree in the blue of Chelsea.

Fernando Torres at an Atlético B game.

After his retirement, Torres began to prepare himself to continue playing football and, in recent months, he has been part of the rojiblanco academy. He first came through there as a youngster and has recently been assisting with the coaching.