What would you buy with £50 million? A new car? House? Yacht? A nice new bit of technology? Maybe, you'd buy the lot if you had the choice. But Chelsea went with Fernando Torres, and what a mistake it was.
The Blues acquired Torres from Liverpool in 2011, on the back of scoring 65 goals for fun in a Red shirt. But the river of goals soon dried completely on his move South.
The Spaniard, nicknamed El Niño, has scored just 19 goals in 106 games for the Blues, and that is no where near enough for a team who once conquered in the Champions League.
This season has been one of the worst for El Niño in the Premier League, with just four goals and five assists there is most definitely a problem, and his future at the club looks in further jeopardy every time we see him on the field.
Torres, Eto'o and Ba are the three strikers at Chelsea, yet have scored just 15 goals between the trio in the Premier League and humiliatingly it looks increasingly likely that Eden Hazard, their heavily relied upon winger, will beat this tally by the end of the season.
With Spanish boss Vincente del Bosque even overlooking him now, things have hit rock bottom, and a change may be a good thing if he is to get back on track.
Speculation has been vividly tossed around throughout the last week or two, Jose Mourinho leapt to Fernando Torres' defence in his interview, and reassured us that he still has a future at the club, but really?
Surely it would be ridiculous of Chelsea if they didn't cash in on him this season and cut their losses somewhat. With clubs in Spain especially enquiring about the services of Chelsea's striker surely he will be moving on.
After seven years in the Premier League it appears that Torres has finally ran out of ideas, and the ball just won't go in for him.
I'm sure it would change if he went to Spain, and I'm not saying that he isn't a good player when he wants to be. But for his own sake, along with Chelsea's, it should finally come time in the summer.
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