The Italian football league Serie A club AC Milan has signed Chelsea and Spanish striker Fernando Torres on a permanent basis. The striker is set to officially join as part of the team on January 5, 2015.
The Italian football league Serie A club AC Milan has signed Chelsea and Spanish striker Fernando Torres on a permanent basis.
The striker is set to officially join as part of the team on January 5, 2015.
Initially, the Spanish footballer was moved to the Italian club on a two-year deal in August 2014. He made his debut for AC Milan on September 20, 2014 against Juventus. Two days later, he scored his first goal for Milan against Empoli, a match that ended in a draw.
Now, it has been announced that he will be part of the team on a full-time basis.
Israel Torres, the Spaniard’s brother, has spoken with several media sources claiming that the striker is very happy and excited to be joining the Serie A team. He is also thrilled about making his return to Atlético where he featured exclusively before his transfer to Liverpool in 2007.
In 2011, Torres was bought by the English Premier League team Chelsea for an undisclosed fee, which was anticipated as being £50 million. The purchase set a record with British transfer history, in the process making him one of the most expensive footballers of the modern era.
In his 172 appearances with Chelsea, the Spanish striker scored 45 goals.
Chelsea, by releasing Fernando Torres, has now freed £9.1 million that it can use for the 2015/16 season to purchase another player. The permanent transfer though is bound to affect Chelsea’s finances.
Nonetheless, the deal has been finalised and there is no looking back for Chelsea or for Torres.
Statistics for Torres
– When Torres signed with Liverpool in 2007 from Atlético Madrid, he was signed for £20 million.
– In 102 appearances for Liverpool, Fernando scored 65 goals.
– When Spain won the 2010 World Cup, Fernando Torres was part of the squad.
– Torres was signed for a record fee by Chelsea; despite that, he has only scored only 20 goals in 110 appearances.