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Rumour Mill: Fernando Torres IMFC’s next target

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Arcadio Marcuzzi reported that the Impact is vying for Fernando Torres’ services.

If Remi Garde can get his hands on a quality striker like Torres, this Impact team will be feared across the MLS. The Spanish native would fill a massive void in Garde’s lineup as the Impact currently lack a talented striker who can put the ball in the net. His experience in the highest levels in Europe and on the international scene will be welcomed into the squad.

So far into this campaign, Montreal has a measly 6 goals. However, bringing in the assistance of Torres can plausibly boost that total.

It’s no secret that Fernando Torres has a knack for goals. His deadly finish and his dribbling expertise could greatly benefit the Impact. He could easily link up with Ignacio Piatti, Jeisson Vargas, Raheem Edwards and Saphir Taider for goals galore.

The last Impact striker to take the MLS by the storm who had a pedigree similar to Torres was no other than Didier Drogba. When the Impact secured the services of Drogba during the late stages of the 2015 season, he went on an absolute tear scoring 10 goals in 10 matches. His heroics were a main reason why the Impact was fingertips away from a berth to the MLS Final.

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Imagine Fernando Torres performing such wonders and creating magical moments. The prospect of that is tantalizing.

With the Spanish outfit, Atletico Madrid, Fernando Torres spent 10.5 seasons across two spells where he scored 127 goals in 395 appearances, good enough for the all-time lead. He also played for the English side, Liverpool where he put the ball behind the keeper on 81 occasions.

He also joined Milan for a cup of coffee in the 2014-15 season and played for Chelsea in the latter part of his career.

He has an abundance of accolades to his name. Among the plethora of awards and honors he attained, the most prominent achievements awarded to him was the UEFA Euro Golden Boot in 2012 and the FIFA Confederations Cup Golden Shoe in 2013. However, a 33 goal season across all competitions with Liverpool in the 2007-08 season led him to a 3rd place finish for the most prestigious individual award in the world of football, the Ballon d'Or. That in itself is the most impressive achievement he’s accomplished in his illustrious career.

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At the international stage, Fernando Torres played 110 matches for Spain while scoring on 38 occasions. He is most famous for scoring the lone goal in a nail-biting affair vs. Germany in the 2008 UEFA European Cup. He was a part of Spain’s golden generation that won consecutive European Cup’s (2008 & 2012) and the FIFA World Cup in 2010. He previously played for Spain’s various international youth teams.

If a signing of this latitude can go through this could possibly change the landscape of this season. Fernando Torres is a bonafide striker that the Impact is desperate for. He can undoubtedly help the Impact push for a place in the MLS playoffs.


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