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.