REPORT: ONE WAY OR ANOTHER - TORRES TO LEAVE CHELSEA?
Jose Mourinho has had enough if reports are to be believed. He has constantly bemoaned his strike...
Jose Mourinho has had enough if reports are to be believed. He has constantly bemoaned his strike force towards the latter stages of the season and it seems that he had decided that one way or another, Fernando Torres will leave Chelsea.
We have seen with the Juan Mata situation that Jose Mourinho looks at the players HE wants at this club and he doesn't care for sentiment. Despite public feeling, he has the bigger picture in mind and operates a simple cut throat strategy. I genuinely fear for Torres.
Fernando Torres has always been under scrutiny at Chelsea ever since he has signed. As much as we love him, we need to look at what he is employed to do and that is to score goals. I have always backed him, supported him and urged him on. I will continue to do so until the day he waves this club goodbye. It now seems that it could be as early as this summer.
A report has appeared in The Telegraph this morning stating that one way or another, Torres WILL be leaving Chelsea as Mourinho looks to bring in a new striker or two at this club.
The report states that Torres is on wages of around £175,000 per week and anyone who wants to sign him with need to match his wages and pay a transfer fee of around £20m. As we all know, you would be hard pushed to find a club willing to do that with his wages being the stumbling block.
The same report claims that if Chelsea are unable to find a buyer for Torres he would then be allowed to leave the club on loan for the whole of next season. This option could be favourable to Atletico Madrid if Torres became a part of any deal to bring Diego Costa to Chelsea with Torres moving back "home" the other way. This would enable the side from Madrid to keep most of the money they get from selling Costa.
Fernando Torres has scored four goals in twenty three appearances in the Premier League this season and despite how we feel about him, it simply isn't good enough and now, if we are to look at ourselves at potential title winners, we need a striker that can put the ball in the back of the net on a regular basis, scoring you twenty plus goals a season.
Fernando Torres' stats at Chelsea ever since he signed are played 163 games in all competitions and scored 43 goals. That's an average of a goal every four games or so and for someone who cost the club what he did, it seems that the report indicates that Jose Mourinho has seen enough.
I personally hope that Torres has a fantastic end to the season with Chelsea and scores loads of goals to make the manager reconsider if this report is to be true. The problem is, we have been saying that for nearly three and a half years now haven't we.