Back in his Liverpool days, Fernando Torres was a name which struck fear in every defenders heart that plied his trade in the Premier League.
Making those immaculate runs into the box which were more often than not followed by a crisp finish, Torres was one of the most lethal strikers in the world.
But with Liverpool on the decline, Torres made a £50m move to Chelsea, and he was touted to be an instant success there.
But for reasons still unknown, that was not to happen.
Torres could not live up to the hype of building a dream partnership upfront with Didier Drogba, and was often found on the bench while Drogba continued to lead the attack.
But even when Drogba decided to leave, the Chelsea hierarchy showed faith in Torres by letting him be the sole striker for the team.
But with yet another failed season, they were forced to bring in Demba Ba to give competition to Torres.
Now with the return of in-form striker Romelu Lukaku from loan from West Bromwich Albion and the signing of Andre Schurrle, a first-team place won’t come that easy for Torres.
Mourinho recently stated that Lukaku is ready to give competition to Torres for a first-team berth, and with Chelsea officially stating that Wayne Rooney is their number one target this season, the future looks bleak for Torres at Chelsea.
But yet, Torres’ talent remains unquestionable. He can still rip apart the opposition’s defence on his day, as he showed by recently winning the golden boot in the Confederations Cup.
But Chelsea has finally given up on the Spanish striker, and he doesn’t seem to have a place in Mourinho’s future plans for Chelsea.
Now instead of warming the bench at Chelsea, a move to another club would be the right thing to do for Torres, with a number of clubs still interested in him.
If Torres can find his lost form, he will be an invaluable asset to any club. But Chelsea, having run out on patience, may not give him the opportunity to do so.
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