Last Monday, an out of the blue declaration presented interest on the inefficient Chelsea striker, Fernando Torres. It portrayed the likelihood of an hunt plan for Torres by Inter Milan. This development instigates that the Spanish No.9 may be on his way out soon, from Stamford Bridge when matters begin to unfold.
The Nerazzurri club owner, Erick Thohir had earlier hinted that the Chelsea forward is now on their wanted list for a move to the Italian side. It however, went viral when Inter Milan’s Boss, Marco Fassone confirmed the rumor on Monday. According to Fassone, the hope of making it through to Europa next season is the rationale behind Inter Milan’s big plan to hunt for Torres, who may likely become one of the club’s newbies next season. The 30-year-old had never played for any Italian club since his career. This will be his first time if the proposed signing becomes successful.
Before now, it had been unclear if the Spanish player would want to complete his contract duration period with the blues and where his next point of action will be placed. With news of Jose Mourinho’s readiness to spend big on influential strikers this summer, tendencies exist that the pragmatic boss might place Torres on a layoff. Gradually, these clouds of speculation are beginning to fade away as external curiosity for the player continues to develop.
In March 2004, the Spanish player, who started his professional football career at the age of 15 with Atletico Madrid, had initially shown interest to play in Italy despite his willingness to remain in the club. His superb performance in Atletico, drew the attention of some prominent clubs like Chelsea, Ac Milan, Barcelona, Manchester United, Newcastle, Arsenal to bid for him. However, on the 3rd of July 2007, Liverpool signed Torres for £26.5m. 4 years later, he was on the move again to Chelsea for £50m, after Pool had rejected their initial £35m bid. Signed to a 6 year deal with the Blues, his contract is due to expire in 2016.
Earlier on, the Chelsea forward had said he would hold onto the terms of the contract agreement that he signed with his current club, and would want to remain in Stamford Bridge till the end of the remaining two years, as stated in the contract. Jose Mourinho, on the other hand, had not declared any intention of doing away with the Spanish player. Instead he predicts a bright and better future for the Spaniard as long as he remains in the club.
Reports have it that the Italian club side is willing to squash £20m to bring the Stamford Bridge player to San Siro this summer.
Since his arrival at Stamford Bridge, the erstwhile Atletico player has not been performing up to expectations as much as he did in his debut club and in Liverpool FC. As the bid to create substantial strike force for the Nerazzurri side begins to swell, what impact would the procurement of Fernando Torres create in Inter Milan if the hunt plan finally becomes a success?
by Obed Uche