Fernando Torres has got absolutely jacked since retiring from football
Yes, it really is him
Understandably, many of us on these shores haven't seen too much of Fernando Torres of late.
The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker left English football nearly seven(!) years ago, eventually hanging up his boots up in 2019 after returning to Atletico Madrid for a bit and then playing out in Japan for a couple of seasons. Since then, there's been little mention of him - until the last few days.
After the announcement that Torres is now back at Atleti, where he is beginning his journey into management by taking charge of the club's B team, comes the far more important news that he has become... well, absolutely fucking jacked since he called time on his playing days.
Pictures of Torres were circulated on Twitter on Tuesday, with football fans who remember the striker's slender frame during the days of his Liverpool peak struggling to believe the images were genuine.
I mean, look. You can see why...
Now, after a bit of investigative journalism (we checked his Instagram page), we can confirm that the pictures are completely legit and that Torres has spent the best part of the last two years chained inside a weights room.
They come from a video which the former Spain international has posted to his social platforms which announce his new role as brand ambassador for AW8 in Southeast Asia. The full video is here if you really want to see it. And let's face it, if you're as sceptical as most of us initially were, you probably do want to give it a watch.