Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres is reportedly in advance talks to seal a surprise free transfer to Mexican club Queretaro this summer.
The 33-year-old will be out of contract at the end of june and free to negotiate with other clubs as no new news has been reported of extending his stay at Vicente Calderon by his home club.
According to the rumors Torres has been approached by Liga MX club Queretaro with promise of a handsome payout to the former Chelsea and Liverpool striker.
Negotiations with the 33-year-old free agent and Atletico Madrid legend are “very advanced,” according to the sources, and a deal could be struck as early as this week, even though the transfer deadline for international moves in Liga MX is Sept. 5.
Queretaro had shocked Mexican football once before by doing a similar signing, when the club signed Ronaldinho in September 2014.
Two different sources said Torres’ contract would be for two years, and the former Liverpool striker would be earning $5 million per year at Queretaro.
Though Torres is in no mood to leave his boyhood club yet it seems a good opportunity for him to pocket down a good check before hanging up his boots.
The Transfer ban upheld by Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Atletico Madrid until January 2018 earlier in the week is now the only hope for Torres’s fans if they want to see him on cub’s new Wanda Metropolitano stadium.
Torres scored eight goals for Atletico last season in La Liga, starting 13 matches and appearing 31 times for the Madrid club.