Premier League Transfer News: Fernando Torres Makes £50m Chelsea Move

by Punter's Hero on February 1, 2011

in Football, Latest News

Premier League Transfer News: Fernando Torres Makes £50m Chelsea Move

Fernando Torres was linked with a move away from Liverpool in the summer however agreed to stay and help the club improve on last season s form. Just 6 months on Torres has left Liverpool after Chelsea made a massive £50m move for the striker which will see him link with Drogba and Anelka possibly in the Premier Leagues best attacking line up.

“It’s my dream to win the Champions League and I’m sure I can, playing for Chelsea. I think all my team-mates share that dream with me and hopefully we can.”

Torres is relishing the responsibility of testing himself alongside Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka, rating the Ivory Coast forward “the best striker in the world by far”.

Torres  said: “I am a big fan of all of the Chelsea strikers.

“When I was very young I remember Anelka was playing for Arsenal. It’s the kind of football I like to play.

“Obviously Drogba is the best striker in the world by far. It’s a big responsibility for me to play alongside them because the level they have is so high.”.

“I am so happy and so proud to be here, finally, after these tough days,” he said.

“At the end of the day I can say I’m a Chelsea player and I’m very, very happy.”

“It has been two, three, four very, very hard days for me especially for everything I have leaving Liverpool but I can say I’m a Chelsea player,” he said.

“I just want to be at the level I’m supposed to stay at. It’s a great club with a great responsibility. I’m prepared for the challenge.”

Torres cannot wait to link up with his former Liverpool team-mate and friend Yossi Benayoun at Stamford Bridge.

“He was worried about everything, these last two or three days, and I am very happy to play with him again,” he said. “Hopefully he will be back (from injury) as soon as possible.

“For my kind of football it’s very nice to have this kind of player. I have a good relationship with Yossi on and off the pitch.

“It’s great for me to join the same team as him again, at a big club like Chelsea. I know all the team-mates miss him – he’s a great lad.”


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