When the January transfer window opened nobody in the whole of Merseyside would have expected Liverpool F.C’s star striker Fernando torres to make a switch, let alone join a rival team. Agreed Liverpool were going through a rough phase but under there new manager Kenny danglish things certainly looked to be improving.
Chelsea first made a 35million pound bid for El-Nino only to be rejected outright. Kenny danglish himself came forward and rubbished all claims regarding the striker’s sale to the blues insisting that the player would not be sold any price.
But what shocked the football community and LFC fans in particular was torres himself requesting a transfer from the club. After his first appeal was turned down Chelsea made a renewed offer worth 50million pounds, an amount UN heard of in English football. The result led to torres being sold to Chelsea and Liverpool securing the services of Newcastle wonder boy Andy Carrol and Ajax captain Luis Suarez with the money.
The transfer of Torres to the west London club is said to be the brain child of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
With LFC supporters feeling hurt by what is bring called as an act of betrayal on the part of Torres, Chelsea fans are relishing the prospect of making their front-line all the more lethal with the addition of torres and the likes of Drogba, Maloda and Anelka already present.
The timing of this transfer has made it all the more interesting with the switch looking like the Spaniard was trying to abandon ship.More than the transfer itself the comments made by Fernando Torres after making a move were clearly unwarranted and distasteful.The forward claimed that he wanted to join a club that plays at the top level and that he had clearly made up his mind 18months before when Xabi Alonso left and the club was on a down swing.
Whether Fernando torres will be able to justify the hefty price paid by his new owners is a question only time will tell...