Spanish striker Fernando Torres has against insisted that he wants to stay at Chelsea and kickstart his Chelsea career under new manager Jose Mourinho. Torres has at times been brilliant for Chelsea but in the main has struggled to justify his £50m price tag since arriving from Liverpool in 2011.
Torres was again linked with a move away from the club along with Spain team-mate as speculation about who Mourinho will replace heightens. Torres was linked with a return to Spain in a cut-price £18 million move to Barcelona.
However, Torres who still has three years left of his Chelsea deal remaining, is determined to impress Mourinho. He told the Spanish paper AS :
“I want to stay, I want to honour the contract I signed, keep winning titles and I’d like to be the best in my position,
There is no better place and better conditions than with Mourinho at Chelsea.”
Torres has just enjoyed his most productive season yet in Chelsea colours but only eight of his 22 goals were scored in the Premier League.
Meanwhile, new Chelsea signing Andre Schurrle is looking forward to working with Jose Mourinho and is hoping that he can do better than other German export Marko Marin who has struggled with life at Chelsea.
Schurrle told the media :
“I first met Jose Mourinho at Michael Ballack’s farewell game in Leipzig last week. He was in charge of my team, the World Select side.
We met before the game, he shook my hand and told me ‘Everything has gone through, and you are my player’. That was a wonderful feeling.
My first impression of him was that he truly has a special personality. He is a cool guy as well.
I spoke about him with my national team-mates Sami Khedira and Mesut Ozil, who have played under him for Real Madrid.
They both told me he is the best coach they have ever worked with.
I don’t fear suffering the same fate as Marko and just being a replacement. I will try to make my way at Chelsea.”
If both of these players can settle properly into Jose Mourinho’s side then Chelsea fans can certainly look forward to having a very enjoyable season.