Chelsea’s coach said he does not want to part with Fernando Torres, the striker who even until now not justified his 50 million euros transfer.
Transfer from Liverpool in January 2011 for 50 million euros, Torres has not justified this amount since he arrived at Stamford Bridge. The Spanish striker scored for Chelsea so far 45 goals in 172 appearances in all competitions, which is under the fans expectations.
This summer Mourinho bought Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid, and it seems that the Spanish striker will be the Portuguese first choice in next season.
Immediately after the transfer of Diego Costa was spoken about Torres return to Atletico Madrid, team that that launched him in big football. But Mourinho said he does not want to sell him, and wants as many quality players in the squad.
“Three strikers is fundamental in the squad and we have three,” Mourinho told Sky Sports News.
“‘Nando [Torres] is one of them. We have a good squad. The perfect squad would be with this 18 players, not 17, but rules are rules and we are working hard, even here, to not have these kind of problems in the future.
“[We want] to have more English players in our squad which we are going to have in the future but in this moment we are still in the middle of this process.
“So at the moment we have to make a decision about one player not to be on that list.”