New Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has wished Fernando Torres well on his new adventure at Serie A outfit AC Milan.
Torres was an idol at Anfield, representing the Reds 142 times in all competitions and scoring 81 goals during a three-and-a-half-year period at the club.
In January 2011, however, the 30-year-old’s status as a Liverpool great quickly diminished following a then-record £50 million British transfer fee move to Premier League rivals Chelsea.
His stay at the Blues has been problematic from the moment he arrived as previous injuries and a number of managerial changes at the club disrupted his time in West London.
It was then decided this summer after two-and-a-half years at Stamford Bridge that it was time for a new challenge, with Torres heading to Milan on a two-year loan deal.
His move to the Rossoneri, however, can in part be thanks to former club Liverpool as the Merseysiders helped fund the deal with the £16 million acquisition of Mario Balotelli.
The controversial striker clearly holds boyhood club Milan at heart and demonstrated his affection by writing Torres a special good luck message on Instagram, saying: “Good Luck Fernando ! Make AC Milan flying high again!”
The Italian club were poor last season – finishing outside the European places - and their aim for this season will be to bring back Champions League football.
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