AC Milan recently signed Fernando Torres on a two-year loan deal from Chelsea. The striker will become a free agent after two years since he has the same time frame left on his contract with the Premier league outfit. It is highly expected that Torres will sign for Milan on a permanent basis after the end of the loan spell. The 30-year-old has just brought an end to face difficult spell at Chelsea where he struggled for form consistently since 2011. Prior to the move to West London, Torres was one of the most feared strikers in world football.
However, a return of just over 20 goals in almost 100 league matches for Chelsea shows the kind of form that he experienced at Stamford Bridge. Jose Mourinho, who has been saying throughout the summer transfer window that he saw Torres as part of the plans, says that he would have preferred to see the striker at Inter Milan rather than AC Milan. Mourinho has a special relationship with Inter after having won several titles including the Champions League during his two years at the club. Inter were thought to be in the race to sign the 30-year-old a few weeks ago, but there was no concrete offer on the table like that of Milan.
“I’m an Interista and I would have preferred if he’d gone to Inter. However, I hope that he does equally well at Milan. What I can say about Fernando is that as a person and a professional, there is nothing to doubt about him. He’s a fantastic boy and a great professional. However, he needed a change of scenery,” said the Chelsea manager, who finally appears to have signed a good striker in the form of Diego Costa. The Spaniard has made a great start to his Chelsea career with three goals.