Associates of the Chicago Fire are in Madrid in the hope they can land latest Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres.
Fire general manager Nelson Rodriguez is scheduled to maintain talks with Torres‘ representatives on Tuesday, the sources said. Spanish radio Cadena Cope was the first to report that the Fire’s reps had travelled to Madrid.
The Fire is in pole position amid MLS teams to land Torres because they hold Torres‘ discovery rights. The Montreal Influence, the Houston Dynamo, and Sporting Kansas City are next in line need to talks crackdown.
Torres‘ agent advised Cadena Cope that the Fire are just a person of multiple teams interested in Torres.
The reality that the Fire is managed by Torres‘ previous Atletico Madrid teammate, Veljko Paunovic, is, without doubt, as well as for Chicago. But there is a person sticking point that the Fire can do almost nothing about — sources said Torres wants to be in a metropolis with hotter weather, which would point to Houston as his most well-liked place.
MLS principles stipulate that at existing only Chicago can have interaction in negotiations with Torres, but sources said Montreal has made attempts to land previous Spain intercontinental as well, while Houston is waiting around to see what comes of the talks between Torres‘ representatives and the Fire.
When asked about any opportunity fascination in Torres, Sporting Kansas City complex director and manager Peter Vermes said: “We have regarded as the player. No matter if that is off or on, I do not have a remedy for it because we’re searching for so numerous different selections at the minute. But [Torres’] name has been in the mix for confident.”
Torres, 34, will be out of agreement with Atletico Madrid at the conclusion of the latest La Liga season. He has drawn fascination from China as well, but MLS seems to have the within keep track of.
Torres has enjoyed a stellar job that has found him playing for the likes of Atletico, Liverpool, AC Milan and Chelsea. All advised, he has made 622 league and cup appearances scoring 223 goals. He was component of the Chelsea aspect that received the UEFA Champions League in 2011-12, the FA Cup that very same season, as well as the Europa League in 2012-thirteen.
At the intercontinental degree, Torres scored 38 goals in 110 appearances for Spain and was component of the aspect that received the 2010 World Cup as well as the 2008 and 2012 European Championships.