Manchester United target: I want to be like Fernando Torres

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke has stated that the Chelsea star is one of his sporting inspirations.

With Atletico Madrid’s excellent start to the new season, midfielder Koke has been lauded as one of the Vicente Calderon side’s main stars.

The man they name as ‘the new Xavi’ has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United, who are eager to add creativity to their midfield.

However, the Spain international has stated that he is eager to replicate the achievements of another former Atletico star, Fernando Torres.

“I think Fernando Torres is an example to all of us,” he told Atletico TV.

“We take pride in what he has won and of course one day we hope to be like him.

“I want to achieve what he has achieved and be a real part of the national team.”

With the January transfer window only days away, Koke’s future remains up in the air.

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