Fernando Torres to stay at Chelsea after Roman Abramovich talks
Striker Fernando Torres looks set to stay at Chelsea after he held talks with Blues owner Roman Abramovich
Fernando Torres has pledged his future to Chelsea after Roman Abramovich convinced the striker to stay at the club.
The 28-year-old Spain forward had voiced his disappointment at being left on the bench for the FA Cup and Champions League finals and said he needed assurances from the club over his future role at Stamford Bridge.
But the £50m striker, who has managed just 12 goals in 67 appearances for the Blues since joining from Liverpool in January 2011, says Chelsea owner Abramovich’s confidence in him has persuaded him to stay in west London.
“I had a conversation with [Abramovich] and he trusts me. His confidence is total and that is what I needed to keep fighting,” said Torres.
Torres recently admitted he feared his poor domestic form would cost him his place in Spain’s squad for this summer’s European championship, but he has been included in Vicente del Bosque’s final 23-man party travelling to Poland and Ukraine.
“Vicente has put his faith in me and now I need to show him I am ready to play whenever he thinks it necessary,” he continued. “I hope to be able to give the team the best of me.
“I have arrived feeling fresh because I haven’t had the same physical burden as the others and I am in good shape.
“I would have liked to have played more for my club but the important thing is that everything works out in the end.”