Why Torres is Not a Transfer Flop

4 Mar

January 30th, the final day of the transfer window was all about the hype surrounding the potential signing, Fernando Torres. Less then a week later Torres debuted against former club Liverpool. As he stepped onto the pitch you could hear the joy, or perhaps the better word being fear, that Torres was in the starting eleven. It may have not been the most anticipated match of the league season, but it was worth watching. I still have my reservations about the 50m signing, but I don’t believe he is a transfer flop.

Let’s face it, no matter how you look at it Drogba is now 33. He’s in the downward slope of his career, where as Torres is still only 26, approaching the finest period of his football. Still there are those who look at him as a poor use of money, and you can’t blame you them. His fellow signing David Luiz scored for Chelsea, an accomplishment Torres has failed to achieve; He has showed poor form throughout his stint with the Blues, killing fan’s spirits more; and he has only achieved one win with Chelsea.

Despite everything, he still is adjusting to his new lifestyle. It’s one of the hardest things in the world to try to find your form amongst 17 other players who aren’t at the top of their game. You look at his last 7 games with Liverpool and he scored in 6 of the matches. It’s obvious he was finding his form. But a transfer to a new club was not a way to accelerate that process. None the less, when Torres finds his form the starting forward will be an irreplaceable asset for the Blues.

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