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Is it about the Money, Money, Money?

One leading tabloid is, this morning, inferring that Fernando Torres will not leave Chelsea Football Club unless his current contract is paid up in full.

If that were to happen it would mean that Chelsea, in order to move Torres on, would have to pay the player a cool 17 million, 8.5 million pound for each of the two years left on his contract.

Now Torres, our record signing, knows he is unlikely to be a regular starter for Chelsea this season, especially after the club paid 32 million for the free-scoring Diego Costa.

It`s rumoured that several Italian clubs, including Napoli, AS Roma and Milan are keen on securing the services of the 30 year-old forward which begs me to ask the question -

Have we reached the stage in the evolution of football whereby some players are willing to just take the money and play when asked rather than to actively engage in pursuing regular first team football?




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Writer: Merlin Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 25 2014

Time: 12:07PM

Your Comments

Yes Merlin. And you cannot blame them. DiMaria who is a young chap is going to Man United for the money. Wayne Rooney only stayed when the money got better. We had Malouda in reserves picking up almost 5mm pounds in his last season.
KAKUfrank
Eto'o did the same with Anzi so it is not a new concept.
BOTUM
spot on kaku.... Torres is not going to budge until we pay him something substantial of the remainder of his contract. the only option is to loan him out and pay maybe half of his salary to get him off our team. such a shame. Liverpool would be laughing their heads off if not for the fact that they also got Andy Caroll.
Dwonder
You can't blame Torres can you? I would do the same if I was in his boots. Chuckles.
StamfordDLion
No surprise. I knew his so called 'professionalism' was only so because he knows he is past it and getting the dough whereas a certain individual was trying to build his career.
ACLamp
The Torres situation cannot just be about money. I cannot understand what is going on in his head. I think his mind is scrambled by the humiliation. Chelsea do not want him anymore and he is now our 3rd choice striker. If he is sent on loan he will not take a pay cut. Chelsea will make up the difference. Moses goes on loan. Marin goes on loan. Lukaku went on loan. The rumored teams are big clubs - Roma, AC Milan etc. It's not like he is being sent to Brentford. Why won't he go?
CobhamBlue
Torres won't get even a quarter of the current wages elsewhere. So he is digging in. And he has 2 years left still.
syed230183_chelseafc
Winston Bogarde everyone, just look him up!
Seabourch
Instead of paying Him off, we should give Him the malouda treatment (I mean that's the same as letting Him go) our Kids will have an example of a striker they should never resemble and we could get some quids from His shirt sale...
Ikdaniels
Lets just pay him off and get rid of him .
Michael Reid
its not that the clubs that will sign him will not pay him...so, why chelsea has to pay the full wage...Best option will be the 1. 'Free transfer with no payout' 2. 'Fee with some payout' 3. 'Loan with part of wages paid by us'
Blu_run
Nice 1, I'll go with free without payout. That way we're even in terms of wage bill.
seanwillex
 

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