Blues fans storm Twitter as Torres departs for Serie A.
The news that Chelsea fans have been waiting for finally arrived on Friday afternoon after it was announced that much maligned striker Fernando Torres agreed a two-year loan deal to join Italian giants AC Milan.
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After bagging just 20 league goals in 110 appearances, 45 in 172 in all competitions, he has a record that suggests that Chelsea vastly overpaid for the player – almost comically so.
But after all the jokes, the misses and the…more jokes, Blues fans can rest easy knowing that they no longer have to suffer the indignity of having such a misfiring flop leading their front line.
However, they had just a few more parting shots for him before he left…
Fernando Torres has left Chelsea http://t.co/mGdTCZOB62
— Just Football (@JustFutball) August 29, 2014
Fernando Torres is leaving.. Chelsea fans right now: pic.twitter.com/SVIK636Krf
— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) August 29, 2014
BREAKING: Fernando Torres completes his move to AC Milan for £12.5million. pic.twitter.com/64G1GaLKze
— BBC Sporf (@BBCSporf) August 29, 2014
— Patrik Sjögren (@SjogrenPatrik) August 29, 2014
Fernando Torres: Since joining in January 2011, only Frank Lampard (44) had scored more goals for Chelsea (PL, CL + EL) than @Torres (36)
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) August 29, 2014
Chelsea fans giving Farewell to Torres pic.twitter.com/YHIthjjFip
— reshika. (@ReshikaCFC) August 28, 2014
Torres' CFC career does throw up debate about "contribution" to medals. Would he trade his CL medal for a more productive time elsewhere?
— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) August 29, 2014
— AC Milan (@acmilan) August 30, 2014