Five facts about West Brom target Macnelly Torres

West Brom want Torres... Macnelly Torres that is.

While Fernando Torres is a household name in England, Macnelly Torres is not. That could all be about to change if rumours linking West Bromwich Albion with a potential swoop for him are true.

The Star has reported that the Baggies are looking to bring him in on a loan deal, to see if he has what it takes to be a success in the Premier League.

So what do fans need to know about the player? Here are five facts about him...

1) Macnelly Torres is a 29-year-old attacking midfielder, with 29 international caps for Colombia.

2) He plays for Atletico Nacional in his homeland where he has been since 2011, and has spent his entire club career in South America.

3) He shares the same agent as Arsenal's Andre Santos and new Chelsea signing, Wallace.

4) In 14 games for his club this season he has struck three goals and provided six assists.

5) Torres has played in South America's most prestigious tournament, the Copa Libertadores, both for Nacional and former club Colo Colo of Chile.

Check him out in action below:

West Brom fans - Should you take a chance on him?

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