Sunday, June 11, 2017
WHEN ARSENE WENGER ALMOST BROUGHT FERNANDO TORRES FROM ATLETICO MADRID..
Arsene Wenger the Arsenal manager always likes to buy young footballers and develop them as polished diamonds later on , Nickolas Anelka, Thierry Henry and Robin Van Persie are examples. Many other young stars like Yaya Toure, Petr Czech Cristiano Ronaldo and Fernando Torres are others. It is not always that Arsene wenger failed to buy them as there was always a reason, either the club did not want to sell them or these footballers were not given a work permit in England. Atletico Madrid in Spain closed their youth Academy in the year 1992, and they sold out their young striker Raul Gonzales to city rival Real Madrid. But what was very shocking here was that Raul Gonzales joined on a free transfer ,he was absolutely free. Raul did not take long to settle at Real Madrid , he started scoring sacks of goals at Real Madrid and soon was the Darling of the club. He was highest goal scorer for Real Madrid, Spain and most goals to be scored in the champion League, till they were all beaten by Cristiano Ronaldo. Looking at this Atletico Madrid flatly refused to sell Arsenal Fernando Torres at any price. Fernando Torres was called THE EL NINO OR the kid.. Arsene Wenger then went and brought a unused winger at Juventus called Thierry Henry instead, and made him a striker, and of course the rest is history.