Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas took to social networking site Twitter to wish teammate Fernando Torres good luck ahead of his move to AC Milan.
He wrote: “Good luck in your new stage Fernando Torres, you are a great.”
The Blues have accepted a two-year loan deal offer from the Serie A outfit, and Spanish international striker Torres’s imminent move is subject to him agreeing personal terms and passing a medical on Saturday.
It spells the end of a fascinating time in West London for Torres and one which will be spoken of for some time yet in the future.
Arriving from Liverpool for a then-British transfer record £50 million fee in January 2011, many questions were raised over his previous injuries and the former Anfield idol’s bust of speed.
By the following summer, it became apparent that Torres had lost that edge which made him one of the world’s most feared strikers and he longer possessed that killer instinct in front of goal.
Two years on and 110 Premier League appearances later, the former Atletico Madrid striker netted a measly 20 top-flight goals and lost the faith of current Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.
With new signings Didier Drogba and Diego Costa ahead of him in the Stamford Bridge pecking order, it was ultimately the striker’s time to leave and a move to Milan could help him get his career back on track.
The Rossoneri are currently light up front following Mario Balotelli’s transfer to Liverpool and are managed by former Italy international Filippo Inzaghi, giving Torres the perfect platform to once again relish being the number one striker.