Quite if things could get any more ludicrous for Chelsea fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern we do not know, but after The Independent made their latest claim, we think they may well be about to.
The publication has claimed that Fernando Torres is ready to show manager Jose Mourinho exactly why he is the ‘best option’ at the club.
This is not ideal news for the Blues punters in the bar who thought that Torres would be on his way this summer.
Our landlord makes the point that in recent games, Torres has actually looked worse than ever before – a rather impressive feat indeed considering his previous displays in a Chelsea shirt.
Now the ex-Liverpool forward spoke at the new kit launch for the Blues and it was certainly filled with more fire than he shows on the field these days. Torres noted: “You have to try to improve and keep fighting and try to change the manager’s mind.
“Hopefully one day Jose can say ‘This [Torres] is my striker, he is going to be my striker’ like he does with some of the players who have won the appreciation from him.”
As our punters note, Torres was not even the best option when Samuel Eto’o was injured and Demba Ba was, well, Demba Ba. Mourinho elected to go with Andre Schurrle – a natural winger – instead for last week’s big Champions League quarter-final first leg at Paris Saint-Germain.
Surely Torres won’t recapture his previous Liverpool form in the rest of his Chelsea career? What do you think? Let us know your thoughts below.
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