If it could be remembered, Fernando Torres was once on of the most prolific strikers in Europe. While at Atletico Madrid he was known for his amazing speed and turn on the ball. That form helped him earn a move to the Premier League with Liverpool FC where he linked up perfectly with Steven Gerrard to show his class. He was so impressive at Liverpool, Chelsea FC shelled out £50 million for his services, but that’s where everything went wrong. The once prolific striker at times looked like a player who had never kicked a ball in his life. The difference in class between what Chelsea had paid for and what they got was strikingly apparent.
With two years left on his 150,000-a-week contract Chelsea has never been more eager to offload the striker. The only club that would be willing to negotiate any sort of deal is AC Milan, since they lost Mario Balotelli to Liverpool earlier this week. Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho has completely lost faith in the striker and with pressure coming down on him from the board he cannot afford to play favorites.
They say that class is permanent and form is temporary but it seems there might be an exception with Torres. Moving to AC Milan would provide him with a new opportunity. He can move on and turn his fortune around.
It is certain that with Torres being 30, this is his last chance at anything football related. He might not have youth on his side but his experience can still count for a lot. Filippo Inzaghi is now the manager of AC Milan and he might be the right man to turn Torres into a decent striker having played as a striker his whole career. I don’t think Milan has much to lose gambling on Torres but if things don’t make an upward curve in his career, Torres can always look back and say it was a good ride.