Fernando Torres may have struggled to score goals for Chelsea during his three-and-a-half-year spell in London, but he seems to be having no such problem for AC Milan.
The Spain international striker cost Chelsea £50 million to sign from Liverpool in January 2011, and although he played his role in their subsequent FA Cup, Champions League and Europa League triumphs, he just could not find his scoring touch.
In the summer transfer window Torres finally left Chelsea for Milan, signing a two-year loan deal with Italian club. Given that the 30-year-old’s current contract with the Blues runs out in June 2016, it effectively means that his ties with the Premier League club have been severed.
But Torres does not seem to be doing too badly, at least not on a personal level on the football pitch. Having made a substitute appearance for Milan against Juventus at the San Siro in Serie A on Saturday, he started Tuesday night’s clash against Empoli away from home and scored.
The former Atletico Madrid star found the target in the 43rd minute at the Stadio Carlo Castellani when he headed home Ignazio Abate’s right-wing cross with a header from inside the Empoli box.
Fernando Torres: Has scored his first goal in Serie A from just his second shot on target in 57 of mins of action this season #Milan— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) September 23, 2014