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Leeds linked Bielsa was 'crazy' to sign Fernando Torres last year... now he's a free agent

Fernando Torres of Atletico Madrid celebrates with the trophy after winning the UEFA Europa League Final between Olympique de Marseille and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stade de Lyon on May...

Could Marcelo Bielsa try to bring Fernando Torres to Leeds if he is appointed?

Marseille's Argentinian head coach Marcelo Bielsa looks on prior to the French L1 football match between Olympique de Marseille and Stade Malherbe de Caen on August 8, 2015 at the...

When and if Marcelo Bielsa's appointment as Leeds United manager is sealed, the Argentine will bring a huge list of contacts with him.

The Whites' options in the transfer market will open up, and Leeds will hope to attract bigger names.

They don't come much bigger than Fernando Torres, a player Bielsa tried to sign for Lille last summer.

Mundo Deportivo reported Bielsa was 'crazy' for Torres' signature and wanted him to lead his attack for the Ligue 1 side.

Fernando Torres of Atletico Madrid celebrates with the trophy after winning the UEFA Europa League Final between Olympique de Marseille and Club Atletico de Madrid at Stade de Lyon on May...

Neither Torres or Atletico were ready to move on from one another, and made the decision to keep him. It paid off, with Torres helping his side win the Europa League this past season.

Now his situation has changed, with Torres saying his goodbyes to Atletico now his contract has run down.

The 2010 World Cup winner is a free agent, and Bielsa could have a fresh shot at signing him.

Atletico Madrid's Spanish forward Fernando Torres celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and SD Eibar at the Wanda...

Torres has experience playing in England with Liverpool and Chelsea, where he scored 126 goals combined for the two clubs.

Now 34 he is at the latter stage of his career and needs a new challenge, with his direction unclear.

El Loco's passion for 'El Nino' could perhaps tempt him for one last run in England. It seems unlikely, but we would not put it beyond Bielsa to try.

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