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Fernando Torres has opened up on his unsuccessful loan spell with AC Milan, which came to an end after just six months.
Torres was expected to spend the next two years at the San Siro after making the move from Chelsea on a short-term basis. It was also effectively the end of his Chelsea career since it would mean that he would be out of contract at the end of his loan spell. However, the loan move took a different turn after just six months. Torres failed to make an impact and Filippo Inzaghi dropped him in favour of younger strikers like Stephan El Shaarawy.
The unhappy Torres then engineered a move to Atletico Madrid on yet another loan deal. Since FIFA rules do not allow a player to represent three clubs in a single campaign on a permanent basis, Torres had to convert the Milan move into a permanent deal before moving to Atletico on a short-term contract.
Since his move to Atletico, Torres has been enjoying a breath of fresh air. The club’s former captain has already contributed important goals against the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid. He feels that Milan did not make him feel as one of their important players, which was contrary to the initial agreement. Read more »
Former Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is that he will for ever regard his time in West London as a success despite not having shined personally.
The striker was brought to Chelsea in a £ 50 million deal and he never lived up to the expectations in the three years at Stamford Bridge. He left the club to AC Milan on a loan deal, which was recently converted into a permanent one, after having scored only around one goal every three games. The 30-year-old, though, was highly successful on a trophy level since he managed to lift the likes of the Champions League and FA Cup.
On an international level, he also won the World Cup and the European Championship. At Liverpool, he was known for his goal scoring prowess after managing to provide 80 goals in just over 140 matches. Read more »