Fernando Torres wasn’t small in stature during his playing days, but he certainly wasn’t a powerhouse either.
Most top centre-backs would have fancied their chances against the Spaniard in a physical battle.
That’s not to suggest that he was a weak centre-forward. He just wasn’t a Didier Drogba, for example.
Torres brought the curtain down on his illustrious career in 2019, following a year with Japanese side Sagan Tosu, and has since hit the headlines after recent images emerged showing the retired striker looking unexpectedly hench.
It’s safe to assume that the former Liverpool and Chelsea star has spent *a lot* of his time post-retirement inside the gym.
Curiously, Torres stepped down from his role as an assistant coach to the technical team of Atletico Madrid B recently due to personal reasons.
Spanish newspaper AS reported that these personal reasons were “nothing major”, though, and it’s expected that Torres will return to Atleti in March to continue gaining work experience.
But the fact that his temporary hiatus has coincided with him hitting the gym has sparked speculation that Torres has something surprising up his sleeve.