Fernando Torres has officially joined AC Milan in a two-year loan move that will allow the striker to see out the remainder of his Chelsea contract in Italy.
The 30-year-old brought his three-and-a-half year stint at Stamford Bridge to an end after completing a medical in Milan on Sunday – the same day Chelsea announced the £8million signing of QPR’s Loic Remy as a replacement.
Torres’s deal with Milan ends in June 2016, which coincides with the expiry of his current Chelsea contract.
The Spaniard, who joined Chelsea from Liverpool for £50m in 2011, stressed how keen he is to impress new manager Filippo Inzaghi.
‘I cannot wait to start this new adventure,’ Torres told the Milan Channel. ‘I spoke to the coach yesterday and I am really pleased to work with a coach like him.
FERNANDO TORRES IN NUMBERS
ATLETICO MADRID (2001-07)
Appearances & Goals: 244 & 91
Goals per game ratio: 2.7 matches
Appearances & Goals: 142 & 81
Goals per game ratio: 1.8 matches
Cost per goal (signed for £24m): £296,000
Appearances & Goals: 172 & 45
Goals per game ratio: 3.8 matches
Cost per goal (signed for £50m): £1.1m
Appearances & Goals: 110 & 38
Goals per game ratio: 2.9 matches