Spaniard hoping for a fresh start in Italy after struggles at Stamford Bridge…
Former Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is set to be unveiled to the media on Tuesday as an AC Milan player after agreeing to a two-year loan deal.
The 30-year-old endured a difficult period in his career at Stamford Bridge as he was heavily criticised for his inability to live up to his £50m transfer fee from Premier League rivals Liverpool.
However, with the Rossoneri starting a new era under Coach Pippo Inzaghi, the 41-year-old will hope to get the best out of his new signing as he will likely play an integral role this season and will likely relish the opportunity to test himself in a new league and environment.
Inzaghi played a 4-3-3 system in Milan’s 3-1 win over Lazio on Saturday, and it is widely expected that Torres will play as the main striker with Stephan El Shaarawy and Jeremy Menez providing width and space for the Spanish international.
It remains to be seen whether or not a move to San Siro can reignite Torres, but after being greeted by hundreds of fans upon his arrival in the city, it is clear that there is a great deal of excitement over what he can achieve in Serie A.
The Spaniard is expected to be unveiled to the media at Casa Milan at 6 pm UK time, with CEO Adriano Galliani likely to be beside him to discuss the club’s summer transfer market which also saw them sign Marco Van Ginkel on loan from Chelsea.
While there was a significant amount of unrest after the decision to sell promising talent Bryan Cristante to Benfica, Van Ginkel will hope to impress in his season in Serie A ahead of returning to Chelsea and potentially forcing him into Jose Mourinho’s plans for the future.