Do you think a Falcao-Torres swap could happen in the summer?
I definitely think Falcao will leave Atlético in the immediate future, it’s a certainty for me, but I don’t know if Fernando’s time to return is now. It mainly has to do with what we talked about earlier: he is going to put up a fight, and he will try fiercely to give the Chelsea fans back what he believes he owes them. He won’t try to find an easy way out or go like “oh, this look like a good opportunity to leave and go unnoticed”. That’s not the way he is and that’s not what his inner voice will tell him to do. That’s why I have my doubts about him coming back home this summer, because he will fight and he will try his hardest to leave Chelsea on a good note. And that won’t be easy at all, as we all know. But Falcao will leave, make no doubt about it, and yes, everything points to Chelsea being his next destination, but we can’t know for sure yet. It’s Fernando I’m worried about because I’m really not sure how feasible it actually is for him to leave London in the summer.
Will he ever return to Atleti?
I believe he will, but only if he considers himself to be in the perfect form to play for Atlético de Madrid. If he doesn’t think he’s good enough to do well at Atleti, he won’t come, simple as that. He won’t return solely because he is Fernando Torres and all that implies, he will return because he still has what it takes to be one of the greats and to make Atleti and its people proud, and because the club considers he’s up to the challenge of playing many, many games for us in ideal physical and psychological conditions. But I still believe that even if it doesn’t happen, he’ll still return in a different way. Maybe as a president, or as a director or football, or as a manager… in whatever way he wants to, whenever he wants to. We will have him. His honesty and loyalty are bullet-proof. - María José Navarro, Spanish journalist (“La Razón”, Cope) (x).