Are Chelsea close to giving up on Fernando Torres?
Torres looks on as his Chelsea nightmare continues
When Chelsea signed the Spanish sensation Fernando Torres a little under two years ago the team thought he would solve all their problems and be a great buy for the present and the future, so far it’s been anything but a fairytale for Torres at Chelsea.
During his time at Atletico Madrid Fernando Torres was labelled the “next big thing” and one of football’s “brightest wonder-kids” and for a long while he lived up to these expectations. He became one of Spain’s hottest talents for club and country during his time in Madrid and was on nearly every big teams radar. Soon after Torres made the move to Liverpool in which he succeeded for many years and was a fan-favourite. in January 2011 Torres decided to leave Liverpool for Premier League rivals Chelsea in a pursuit of more trophies and more money. Seemingly this move was going to hurt Liverpool, better Chelsea and ensure Torres became one of the worlds most prolific strikers, however the only one that was near true was Liverpool’s evident failure since his departure.
At Chelsea Torres has averaged a goal every 6 games and has been given several chances to prove his ability. The Chelsea managers have been fired and the different management have changed the teams style and brought in players to supposedly compliment his playing style. However none of these changes have made any difference to Torres who at 28 already appears far past his best.
Rumours have been circulating for the two years he has spent at Chelsea but now they appear to hold an element of truth in them. Chelsea are apparently giving Torres one month under his previously favourite manager Rafa Benitez to prove his ability or risk being shown the exit door or have more players brought in to compete for his starting place. As Chelsea are linked with Taison, Suarez, Falcao and several other great strikers it appears Torres must improve significantly and quickly or he may be forced to start a new chapter in his career.