Should Tottenham make a late move for Fernando Torres?

Fernando Torres

The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker would be perfect for Tottenham Hotspur.

Fernando Torres to Tottenham Hotspur? A joke, right?

After all, it is pretty clear that Torres is ‘finished’. The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker has lost his touch and has been off his game for a number of years.

A move to his former club Atletico Madrid was supposed to revive him, but the AC Milan-owned striker has continued to struggle.

In 16 La Liga appearances for Atletico so far this season, the Spaniard has scored just two goals.

Torres has created eight chances, has a pass accuracy of 66% and a shot accuracy of 47%, and has won 28 headers, 20 dribbles and six tackles.

In six games in the Champions League this campaign, the 31-year-old failed to score and managed to create only three chances.

There is simply no way that Torres would be a success at Tottenham. But Spurs do not need the 2012 Champions League winner to be successful - they need cover for Harry Kane.

Kane is Tottenham’s first-choice striker and will remain so if he does not get injured. But what if the England international suffers an injury? Or if he needs to be rested? Who would replace him?

Torres would be the perfect candidate. The Spaniard knows the Premier League inside out, and given his current situation at Atletico, he would not demand regular playing time at Tottenham.

Not many strikers will be willing to join Spurs knowing that they will be playing second fiddle to Kane, which is why Torres, who has a good character and personality, would be the ideal back-up.

Of course, it would not be easy for Tottenham to do a deal with Milan, who own the rights to Torres and who will have to cancel the loan agreement with Atletico, but surely the prospect of winning the Premier League title and playing in England again would be tempting for the Spanish striker…

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