Since arriving at Stamford Bridge, World Cup winner Fernando Torres has been terrible. 1 goal in 22 games. When most strikers aim for a 1 in 2 strike rate to achieve the 20 goal a season mark, 1 in 22 looks a little silly for a player who cost so much in both transfer fee and wages.
In the last 22 official matches, Emile Heskey, Gary Cahill and Aleksander Kolarov have scored more goals than Fernando Torres. Recently, there have been a number of articles released by fans and writers who are simply fed up with Torres. His latest move in allegedly blaming Chelsea’s ‘slow’ midfield was humorous (whether or not it’s true I’m not sure) and his negative play represents a striker who either lacks confidence or actually isn’t that good.
A relief it must be then to hear of the potential interest from 3 Serie A giants in him. If the interest is genuine then I’m really not sure why. He will cost a lot in wages and a huge amount in transfer fees. Sure, he won’t be £50m, but while he’s proving to be a bit of a headache at the moment for Andre Villas-Boas, he will still want to recoup much of the fee that was spent.
If Chelsea were able to offload the disgraced Spaniard, A strike force consisting of Dider Drogba, Nicolas Anelka, Daniel Sturridge and Romelu Lukaku looks healthy and talented with enough depth to see the season out. It would certainly remove the conundrum AVB faces every time he picks a squad selection as he is under pressure to get Torres to perform and justify his fee.
Would you be relieved or saddened by the departure of Torres, should the Italian teams in question come calling in January?
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