Top 10: Premier League’s most successful La Liga buys
13th September 2015

6. Fernando Torres (Liverpool and Chelsea)

30 July 2014 - Pre-Season Friendly - Vitesse Arnhem v Chelsea - Fernando Torres of Chelsea - Photo: Marc Atkins / Offside.

We’re taking into account his spell with Liverpool, who signed the striker from Atletico Madrid in 2007 for a club record transfer fee. On his day, ‘El Nino’ was arguably the best striker in the world and in his first season for the Reds he scored 33 goals in all competitions. He also became the quickest player in the club’s history to score 50 league goals. However, even after four unbelievable individual seasons for the Merseyside club, he didn’t win any trophies.

He was then sold to Chelsea for a then British-record £50 million. Despite winning the Champions League, Europa League and FA Cup, his individual performances started to deteriorate hugely and he looked far from the player we all knew and loved at Liverpool. The Spaniard notched just 20 league goals in 110 games for the West London side before moving to AC Milan.

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Author: james

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