With a transfer fee of €32 million, Diego Costa is one of the latest players that Chelsea has signed during the summer transfer window and even though this is absolutely great news for supporters and some players of the Premier League club, the future of Fernando Torres has now been put into question as it remains unclear as if the former Liverpool player will play an important role at Stamford Bridge.
Torres is regarded to be one of the biggest flops ever as Chelsea had to pay €50 million in order to lure him away from Liverpool but after only managing to score 20 league goals out of 110 appearances, the Spanish forward has not lived up to his huge price tag and now it remains unsure as if he will continue playing under the guidance of Jose Mourinho who revealed his admiration towards another player, Diego Costa.
Jose Mourinho is trying to solve his crisis in the attacking department of Chelsea which has led to Samuel Eto’o leaving the club after a mediocre season with the English club during the past season. The Portuguese coach is expecting that the arrival of Diego Costa will boost their goals and help them fight in their top tournaments of the next campaign.
If Mourinho does decide to offload Fernando Torres in this transfer window, there are some clubs which have already shown interest in signing him such as the Italian side, Inter Milan. Even at this point if Chelsea does manage on selling the Spanish attacker they will still suffer a financial loss as the English club is not going to be able on recovering from the substantially high that was released in order to bring Torres into the club.
Another viable option that Mourinho can look into concerning Fernando Torres and his future in the club is to utilize the 30 year forward as a secondary striker where his new role in the club would be mostly just to behind Diego Costa and provide him with assists, if this does indeed happen it will reduce having Torres as the main source of goals which will reduce pressure towards him and maybe somehow he can justify the enormous price tag that was paid to bring him into Stamford Bridge.
Diego Costa is on the verge of signing a contract with Chelsea and Jose Mourinho is already confident that the star of Athletic Madrid will be making his way to Stamford Bridge by the start of the next season.
During the previous season, Jose Mourinho was at the spotlight once more by a statement he released which stated: ‘’I’m not happy with my strikers’ performances, so I have to try things’’.
The discomfort of Jose Mourinho with his attacking players leads to the Portuguese attacker having problems and confrontations with Demba Ba and Samuel Eto’o.
The former Barcelona player, Samuel Eto’o was included in the list of players that was released by Chelsea while the future of Demba Ba and Torres remains unclear as Diego Costa seems to be joining Chelsea in one way or another.
Even with the mediocre seasons that Fernando Torres has been experiencing at Stamford Bridge, the Spanish forward is being targeted by a number of clubs around Europe and even with the impending arrival of Diego Costa, Jose Mourinho has hinted out that Torres still remains in his plans.
Jose Mourinho has already started strengthening his squad by signing Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona and the Portuguese coach wants to continue improving the team with more players that are on his wish-list as he desires to have a team strong enough to compete in the Premier League and Champions League of the upcoming season.
Chelsea witnessed one of their veteran players leaving the club as Frank Lampard left Stamford Bridge after making over 400 league appearances for the Premier League club but Fabregas is expected to be one of the players to fill in the space left by the English midfielder and might be playing alongside his countryman Fernando Torres in the next season.
Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has stated that he feels that the club are in the process of building a great team. The club are set to end the season without a major trophy for the first time in four seasons. This has been a major disappointment considering that the return of Jose Mourinho in the summer promised a lot. However, they have finished third in the league – similar to last season – while also managing to reach the semifinals of the Champions League. This has been seen as the only major progress achieved under Mourinho, as at times the football has been very tough to watch.
The Portuguese boss, though, has reacted to the criticism by saying that the club will be looking to challenge for the title from the word go next season. However, he says that the club’s summer transfer activity will hold key to their title aspirations next season. Torres is widely believed to be on the way out, but Mourinho added confirmed that the Spaniard remains part of the plans next season. This is likely to see Samuel Eto’o and Demba Ba leave in the summer. The club are very close to sealing the deal for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa for around £ 32 million.
“We are building very good things for the future. As the manager says, it was a season to see where we are and we’ve competed again for the Premier League after a few seasons when we were out of the title race very soon. We also reached the semi-finals of the Champions League and last season we couldn’t even get out of the group stage. Again we improved this season in the Champions League from the previous one,” said Torres.
Torres scored just five league goals this season in his worst campaign with Chelsea to date.