Fernando Torres' goalkeeper dreams ended after shattering teeth

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Chelsea forward Fernando Torres was on course to become a goalkeeper in his younger days - until he broke his teeth trying to make a save which prompted his mother to intervene.

Torres completed a £50 million British record transfer to Stamford Bridge back in 2011, but it could have been very different had he not come undone in an unfortunate incident between the posts.

“I start playing as a goalkeeper, until I break my teeth doing a save,” Torres told Sky Sports News. “And my mother said ‘you want to play football, no more as a goalkeeper.’”

Since joining Chelsea, Torres is yet to truly capture the form which saw him set the Premier League alight with Liverpool.

It's often said that the Chelsea star is burned by his enormous fee, but he says that paying big money for a forward is just par for the course.

“At the time the price is right. It’s like, if you want to sigh Gareth Bale now, you have to pay £100 million," he said.

"Maybe you pay one more year, and maybe you pay £60 million or £150 million. Who knows? At the time the price is right. What Chelsea paid, it’s never been something I think about.”

Chelsea are currently in third in the Premier League, and will have the chance to overtake league leaders Arsenal when they go head to head on Monday.

Torres has scored five goals this season, and only two in the Premier League.

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