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What next for Fernando Torres?

Torres has failed to live up to his £50m price tag. (©GettyImages)
Torres has failed to live up to his £50m price tag. (©GettyImages).

Before moving to Chelsea in 2011, Fernando Torres was one of the most feared strikers in the Premier League, scoring 72 goals in all competitions in his first three seasons with Liverpool. Carrying the nickname 'El Nino', Torres was also a great asset to Spain's 2010 World Cup campaign.

At the time, his performances for club and country were probing interest from many other top clubs in Europe. It was Chelsea who would eventually win the race for the Spaniard, splurging out £50 million to acquire his talents. A sum that would eventually result in a disappointing career for Torres in west London, scoring only one goal during the second half of the 2010/11 season, and scoring just six goals in his first full season with the club during the 2011/12 campaign.

As of late, we have started to see Torres pick up some of his old form but for the most part he has struggled, and Chelsea may decide to part ways with the striker, who could leave Stamford Bridge during the summer transfer window for a mere £15 million, according to reports. With that kind of price tag, Torres could end up virtually anywhere in the Premier League. The only question now is: what team would actually want him?

There are plenty of Premier League teams that are in need of a quality striker, for example the likes of Everton, Stoke, and even Spurs. Those types of transfers maybe fine and dandy on paper, but would Torres' ego restrict him from downgrading from such a big club like Chelsea? And along with his ego he also comes with expensive wages, expensive being only affordable by maybe both Manchester clubs and PSG.

All in all, I don't think anybody knows where Torres will end up next season, but I think I speak for most football fans when I say I hope he can return to the stunning form he produced back in his Atletico Madrid/Liverpool days, no matter where he ends up plying his trade.

 

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