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10th Jan, 2017 | 8:25pm

Newcastle fans react on Twitter to Torres transfer rumour

By Harvey Byrne

A rumour has started on social media stating that Fernando Torres could rejoin Rafa Benitez at Newcastle – and Toon fans on Twitter have shared a mixed reaction to it.

Torres, 32, is currently playing for La Liga giants Atletico Madrid and is one of the biggest names in football having played for Liverpool, Chelsea and Spain.

It was current Toon boss Benitez who originally brought Torres to England in a £20million move while at Liverpool and now Magpies fans are speculating on social media about a possible reunion in the north east.

Some sections of the Newcastle fan base are refusing to believe the rumour, while others have shared their excitement at the possibility.

Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:

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Torres has played 17 times for Atletico Madrid this campaign with a return of just three goals and two assists.

However, during his career he has won many prestigious trophies, including the Champions League, Europa League and World Cup .

The striker was considered world-class the last time he played under Benitez and he finished in third place for the 2008 Ballon d’Or crown behind Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

It is highly unlikely that Torres will make a move to the Championship with Newcastle, but stranger transfers have happened.

In other Newcastle transfer news, fans also reacted on Twitter to reports stating the Magpies’ interest in this Championship attacker.

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