Spanish pair will active ’secret clause’
Mirror Football are reporting Fernando Torres and Jose Reina are ready to quit Liverpool this winter, invoking a release clause added to their contracts when former Reds manager Rafael Benitez left the club.
The World Cup winners agreed to remain at Anfield on the promise the squad would see major investment over the coming season. However, in light of Roy Hodgson’s dodgy signings and the limited spending excepted this winter, both men are ready to leave.
Torres was convinced to stay when Liverpool sent a ‘three man delegation’ to Madrid after the World Cup. The Mirror claim specific promises were outlined to the striker:
Torres was told the new owners – that were not identified to him – were in place and ‘days’ away from completing the Liverpool takeover.
It is claimed he was told Roy Hodgson’s appointment was a temporary measure and a big name manager was already lined up – armed with a £100 million transfer kitty offered as a ‘quick fix’ to drag the club back on terms with Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City.
It is understood Liverpool planned to spend £50 million in the summer with a further £50 million available in January for targets no longer chasing Champions League ambitions.
With Hodgson apparently being told no marquee signings are on the cards in January, Torres and Reina reportedly feel they’ve been misled.
Only time will tell whether this is a load of f-ing s, or if we’ve got another major transfer saga on our hands.