'El Nino': Memphis Depay Shares Heartwarming Moment with Spain Legend Torres

'El Nino': Memphis Depay Shares Heartwarming Moment with Spain Legend Torres

Lukman Mumuni
updated at May 3, 2023 at 12:13 PM
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  • Memphis Depay has met former Atletico Madrid star Fernando Torres
  • The Dutch forward shared a heartwarming moment with the Spaniard
  • Torres is working with Atletico's youth team since retiring from playing

Atletico Madrid forward, Memphis Depay has met club legend and former Spain striker, Fernando Torres.

The former Liverpool striker works with Atletico Madrid as a youth team coach, yet Depay, who joined the Spanish outfit in January, only met the World Cup winner this week.

Depay was also making a triumphant return from a minor knock which kept him out for weeks, scoring the final goal in Atleti's 5-2 win over Real Valladolid.

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Memphis Depay has shared his excitement after meeting legend Fernando Torres. Credit: @Memphis
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In a video shared on social media, Depay is seen warmly embracing the legendary striker as they shared the moment together.

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Torres is revered in Spain for his accomplishments with the national team, including winning two European Cups and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

The former Atletico Madrid striker also enjoyed a stellar career during his time in England with Liverpool and Chelsea.

Torres was part of the famous Blues team that won the 2012 UEFA Champions League, scoring an important goal in the semi-final against Barcelona, per GiveMeSport.

Meanwhile, Depay is hoping to make history with the Rojiblancos since moving to the capital-based club from Barcelona. He has scored four goals in eight La Liga games for Atletico.

Depay releases music video

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on Depay's unique way of celebrating his birthdays and this time is no different, with the Atletico Madrid star deciding to show off his musical skills.

The Dutch winger thrilled his fans on social media with his lyrical stylings on the occasion of his 29th birthday, as he released a customised track titled Asem Beba on February 13.

The song is accompanied by a music video, capturing some exciting moments of the 29-year-old’s transfer to Atletico, including signing his contract with La Rojiblancos.

Depay dazzles in African wear

Sports Brief also reported on Dutch international, Depay remembering his Ghanaian roots as he styled up in traditional Kente wear.

The forward, who was 28 at the time, had just sealed a move to Spanish giants, Atletico Madrid from Barcelona on January 20 this year.

Depay was born in the Netherlands to a Ghanaian father and a Dutch mother, but the winger loves to holiday in the West African country.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.