If he wants to stick around, Fernando Torres must have an influential season with Chelsea FC. With two years remaining on the striker’s contract, Jose Mourinho could and should look to sell while he still can if Torres makes any more blunders.
Torres made an incredible £50 million move from Liverpool to Chelsea in 2011 after spending four superb seasons on Merseyside. The Spanish star managed 81 goals during his time at Liverpool, but has only managed to find the net 46 times for the Blues. This season will be absolutely critical for Torres as he looks to extend his contract and fight for a regular place at Chelsea. He has made some high-profile errors in the last few years at Stamford Bridge, but he has shown some glimpses of the quality that attracted Chelsea in the first place, especially last year.
Opinions are divided as to whether he should stay at Chelsea after last season. He showed some quality and signs of turning his fortune around, but that didn’t materialise. This season, with Didier Drogba dying to take over the reins from Torres, he will need to keep the Ivorian out by scoring plenty of goals.
There have been rumours of Torres moving to Italy with AC Milan, and also talks of him moving to Spain, to either Valencia or back to Atletico Madrid. However, there have no real facts behind this. Maybe he needs a move to get back to his old scoring habits, but I am sure he wants to stay in the Premier League.
He will be itching to set the record straight at Chelsea and continue to play with the London side, but time could be running out, especially as Mourinho isn’t known for his patience when it comes to underperforming players.