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August 10, 2022

Premiere League: Torres confirmed as Chelsea player, after record transfer

Fernando Torres was confirmed as a Chelsea player after a GBP50m deadline-day swoop on Liverpool, for a five and a half years contract, which shattered the record for a transfer between two British clubs, fifa.com informs. Torres had sparked the transfer rush on Friday when he handed in a written transfer request after Chelsea had an initial offer of GBP35m turned down by the Reds. Liverpool changed their minds after Chelsea increased their offer – but only after making sure they had landed Newcastle striker Carroll, who handed in a transfer request of his own this week. Fernando Torres has received a series of death threats from Liverpool fans after completing his record move to Chelsea while supporters have been burning his shirt on the streets of Merseyside.

Speaking to Chelsea TV, Torres said: ‘This is the target for every footballer – to try to play for one of the top clubs in the world and I can do it now. I have to be very, very happy as I am.’ Liverpool fans, however, are not so happy for the 26-year-old, and have taken to Torres’ Facebook fan page to abuse the striker over his decision to join Chelsea. The 26-year-old, a UEFA EURO 2008 and 2010 FIFA World Cup winner, is now delighted to call himself a Chelsea player.

“It’s the kind of team I like to play against. It’s the kind of team I want to play for,” he told Chelsea TV. It’s always very tough to play against Chelsea – one of the biggest teams in Europe, always fighting for everything.”

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