Leeds United Patrick Bamford has revealed the impact that Fernando Torres had on his career while he was a young player at Chelsea. Bamford made this known on That Peter Crouch Podcast as he disclosed how the retired Spanish player was able to help his development despite going through a tough time at the club.

Bamford arrived at Chelsea from Nottingham Forest in the English Championship as a teenager. He signed for the English Championship club in January 2012, one year after Fernando Torres moved to Chelsea for a then club-record fee of £50m from Fernando Torres.

Fernando Torres completed a controversial move from Liverpool to Chelsea in January 2011. He would go on to play his part in helping the club win the Champions League title at the end of the 2011/12 season.

Apart from Fernando Torres, Bamford also credit the English quartet of Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole, Frank Lampard and then club skipper John Terry for his development at Chelsea.

Bamford was a Chelsea for a period of over five years before he joined Middlesbrough in 2017. The English striker then completed a transfer to Leeds United in 2018. After an injury-hit first season, he was able to establish himself as the first choice striker at Leeds United under manager Marcelo Bielsa.

He was a key member of the Leeds United squad that secured promotion to the Premier League at the end of the Championship season last term. Bamford has been the major source of goals for Leeds United in their first season back in the Premier League this season and he’s in contention to make the England squad for the upcoming European Championships. He has 14 goals in the Premier League this season.

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