Spanish star on his way out of Anfield and on his way to Stamford Bridge.
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Fernando Torres is joining Chelsea after Liverpool caved in to accept an incredible offer in the region of £50million.
The Spanish striker will now join the champions after they smashed the British transfer record. Liverpool have already agreed stunning £35m deal to buy Newcastle’s Andy Carroll as a replacement.
Torres will be handed a whopping £45m package at Stamford Bridge with the five-year deal earning him £175,000 a week.
The Spaniard, whose £110,000-a-week deal at Liverpool ran until the summer of 2013, handed in an official transfer request at the end of last week, and the two clubs have been in negotiations over the weekend.
Liverpool, who paid £21m for Torres in July 2007, were tempted to hang on to the striker and let the transfer window close without a deal. However, they feared being left with a disillusioned star who would rather be at another club could be the worst of all worlds.
The feeling among some players in the Liverpool dressing-room is the same, with several team-mates thinking that if Torres does not want to be at the club then he should be allowed to leave.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
Sky Sports’ Guillem Balague says on Twitter that the deal to take Fernando Torres to Chelsea is done pending his medical. The fee is reported to be £50million.
As expected it seems that Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has left Anfield and a medical pending, will move to Chelsea for a British record transfer fee of £50m which has immediately been re-invested into signing Newcastle United youngster Andy Carroll with plans afoot to bring in another signing or two before the transfer window slams shut in a few hours.
Many Liverpool supporters will feel angered by the way the Spanish international has seemingly changed his tune about staying at the Merseyside club but the moment he put in his transfer request the club must have been looking to get as much as they could for his services and the amount offered by Chelsea meets the buy out clause in the 26 year old’s contract.
Torres was of course a massive hit at Liverpool netting 81 goals in 126 starts and one wonders if any deal precludes the player from facing his former club when the two sides go head to head on Sunday.