Fernando Torres shocks fans with his incredible body transformation as ex-Liverpool star packs on the muscle 18 months after hanging up his boots… and some joke his bulky new look will be ‘giving Vidic nightmares’!
- Ex-Liverpool and Chelsea star Fernando Torres has bulked up during lockdown
- Torres retired as a professional footballer 18 months ago and has hit the gym
- The Spaniard showed off his incredible body transformation on social media
- Liverpool fans joked his transformation would ‘give Nemanja Vidic nightmares’
Fernando Torres looks like he could be ready to ditch his ‘El Nino’ nickname and adopt the new moniker of ‘El Hombre’ after showing off his incredible body transformation on Instagram.
Since hanging up his boots 18 months ago, the 36-year-old looks to have put some serious hours into the gym having wowed fans with his bulky new physique during an advert for AW8.
Fernando Torres has shown off his stunning body transformation on a post on Instagram
Torres was always known for his slim, lean physique during his heyday in the Premier League
However, having started a coaching role with Atletico Madrid’s B team and being given time during lockdown to bulk up, the Spaniard has done exactly that – much to the shock of his fanbase.
Shortly after posting the advert for the Southeast Asian casino website, fans flocked to social media to comment on Torres’ new muscular appearance.
With pictures of Torres doing the rounds on social media, one Liverpool fan couldn’t help but poke fun of Manchester United icon Nemanja Vidic, claiming Torres’ new physique would be giving him ‘nightmares’.
Torres gave Vidic a torrid time in Liverpool’s famous 4-1 win at Old Trafford in 2009, leaving the iconic defender on his backside as the Reds ran riot at the Theatre of Dreams.
One fan joked Torres’ new body transformation will be giving Nemanja Vidic ‘nightmares’
Torres destroyed Vidic (on the floor) during Liverpool’s famous 4-1 over United at Old Trafford
Other couldn’t believe the transformation, asking when Torres became ‘such a unit’ while drawing comparisons to The Hulk.
It should come as no surprised that Torres who focused on his fitness even after retiring, considering his has his own gym club chain called Nine Fitness.
Torres started the brand in 2013 and has since opened three gyms across Madrid under the Nine Fitness banner.
But it was in the months after retiring from football that Torres started to make the serious gains in terms of muscle.
After finishing his career at Japanese side Sagan Tosu, Torres returned to his home country of Spain and has taken up a coaching role with boyhood club Atletico.
Torres moved back to the Spanish capital in September 2020, where he has been making steady progress in his new coaching career.
According to Marca, Torres worked as part of Ricky Alonso’s coaching staff and has now become a permanent fixture for the club’s B team.
The 36-year-old has been hitting the gym since hanging up his boots 18 months ago
Fans were shocked at the 36-year-old’s transformation while describing him as a ‘unit’
Players have been left astounded by Torres’ training sessions while he has also shown he can still mix it with the youngsters having taken part in drills with the squad.
Atletico has an illustrious history of bringing through future stars, with Torres, David de Gea and Koke all developing through the club’s youth system.
Hopes are high for Torres’ burgeoning coaching career at Atletico, where he’ll look to spend the next few years honing his craft as a coach.
Should that not work out for him, he always has bodybuilding to fall back on.