Fernando Torres grabbed the headlines this week as the former Liverpool and Chelsea star got promoted to a coaching role at Atletico Madrid’s B side.
The Spaniard made an appearance on his official Instagram account recently, and it is hard to ignore the physical transformation he has gone through since retiring from playing football.
At first glance, one might be mistaken to think that the shirt he is wearing might be too small but that’s not the case.
Torres, who’s nicknamed El Nino, has undergone a hulkish change when it comes to his arms and shoulders. He is far from the tall and lanky forward football fans would probably remember from his playing days.
Check out the reaction below –
imagine a torres this size during his playing days.. pic.twitter.com/aLRlBVq27y— Ben
(@ftbllben) January 19, 2021
Looks like Fernando Torres has been using his time post-retirement to get swole— beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) January 19, 2021
Fernando Torres is absolutely jacked and I’m all for it— ً (@TweetChelseaUK) January 19, 2021
Fernando Torres is now the personal trainer at your local PureGym who never seems to do any training, just rearranges the weights & flirts with the spin instructor. https://t.co/2sYs8cZSND— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) January 19, 2021
Why does Fernando Torres look like a former college linebacker working at Best Buy lmaaaaoooooo pic.twitter.com/yPWdldSfls— Aaron West (@oeste) January 19, 2021
Torres embarks on a new journey
Besides going through a brutal physical change, the former Spain international is also moving quickly within the coaching ranks at Atletico Madrid.
One of the most beloved strikers of his generation, Torres joined Atletico last year as a coaching newbie after hanging his boots in 2019.
It is a credit to the former Liverpool man that he now finds himself as part of the coaching team at Atletico Madrid’s B side.