Three reasons why Fernando Torres will shine at Atletico Madrid

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Already the transfer story of the winter window, Fernando Torres' return to his boyhood club Atletico Madrid makes sense for so many reasons.

Not least because he returns to the bosom of a club where his captain is now his manager. It's fair to suggest that there is huge respect from both Torres and Diego Simeone towards each other and despite misgivings at El Niño's form of late, this is potentially a move to suit all parties.

It's certainly a transfer that has the locals excited and his home debut against Real Madrid in the Copa Del Rey could not have been scripted any better. A full Vicente Calderon will be expected to welcome one of their own back home.

Let's take a look at three reasons why Torres will be a success in the Spanish capital once more...

Playing to his strengths

If there was one issue that marked out his remarkably unsuccessful stint at Chelsea, it was that the Blues never really played to his strengths.

Moreover, after signing him, Carlo Ancelotti then tried shoehorning Torres into Chelsea's way of playing rather than having the tactics for the Blues to adapt their game to suit their main man.

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Torres is no Drogba, never was and and never will be. So quite why there was an insistence to use him as a target man in West London is baffling.

There are parallels to be drawn with another ex-Liverpool player struggling elsewhere. Luis Suarez is no right-winger but Barcelona need him to play there to fit into their own style.

Diego Simeone knows Torres' game inside out and will have already worked out the system which best suits El Niño. We'll see a different player to the one from the past couple of seasons as a result.

Terrace hero

Every single player, no matter how good, needs to be loved by the fans.

It's debatable that there is any player more loved at the Vicente Calderon than Fernando Torres.

Regular first-teamer at 17, captain at 19, you only need remind yourself of the ovation he received there when playing for Chelsea to know in what esteem he is still held by the locals.

The confidence it will undoubtedly instil will ensure that the Torres of old is the one who pitches up in 2015.

Suited to La Liga

How often do we see players move clubs, but to a different country for a different experience, only to come unstuck by a failure to adapt to the league.

There'll be no such problems for Torres in La Liga.

The more technical aspects of the league will suit him down to the ground. An appreciation of all things, including subtleties such as refereeing standards etc., will also hold the player in good stead as he embarks upon his new adventure.

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