Spanish legend Fernando Torres has hinted at a return to football by sharing a cryptic message on Instagram.
Torres retired in August 2019 after finishing his career in Japan with Sagan Tosu, but could be set for a sensational return.
The former Liverpool and Atletico Madrid star is yet to disclose which club he has joined, but told fans he would ‘communicate where’ he is planning to play on Friday.
Torres took to Instagram on Tuesday night to share a black and white image of himself wearing a No 9 shirt.
The picture had the accompanying caption: “I only understand life in one way – playing. That’s why I’ve decided to return.”
He went on to say that he would announce where he is planning to play in three days time.
He wrote: “This Friday I will communicate where,” before adding the following hashtag ‘#vuelveelnino’, which translated to #elninoreturns’.
After hanging up his boots in 2019, the 37-year-old took to the gym – with many fans praising his incredible body transformation.
Torres has always been remembered for being a lean, quick striker – and was not really known for his strength during his prime.
However, having started a coaching role with Atletico Madrid’s B team and being given time during lockdown to bulk up, the Spaniard developed a strong physique.
Torres won the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup at Chelsea (also won the Europa League with Atletico).
With the Spanish national team he won two European Championship and the FIFA World Cup.