Simeone says Stamford Bridge striker could ‘do a good job’ back at Atletico.
Atletico Madrid are ready to offer Fernando Torres an end to his Stamford Bridge nightmare by moving to re-sign the Spaniard this summer.
Torres left Atletico for Liverpool in 2007, after noting 84 goals in 214 La Liga appearances for the club.
Current Los Colchoneros boss Diego Simeone is in the market for a striker at the end of the current campaign and has hinted that a move to bring the 29-year-old back to the Vicente Calderon could be in the pipeline.
“Fernando Torres is currently playing for another team. We have to wait for the season to finish and decide which of the available players could come here and do a good job,” Marca.com quotes Simeone as saying.
“Fernando knows about the club’s history, what it means to play here and I don’t need to speak about his ability. We were teammates. I know how important he can be.”
Torres has struggled to meet expectations since his £50m January deadline day move to Chelsea from Anfield in 2011.
The previously prolific forward has managed just 14 goals in 74 Premier League games for the Blues and his dismal form has cost him a place in the Spain national squad.
Chelsea signed Demba Ba from Newcastle United in January, while 19-year-old Belgian sensation Romelu Lukaku is set to return to the club in the summer after a successful loan spell at West Brom.
In 116 appearances in all competitions for Chelsea, Torres has notched just 28 goals, working out at a cost of approximately £1.7m per finish.