Is Fernando Torres getting back to his best?
Will he ever?
With serious questions remaining about Torres' form and role in the Chelsea team going forward, it is important that the club bring in someone who can fill that central goalscoring role in the side in case things continue poorly for the Spanish no. 9.
On the other hand, if Torres starts the campaign well, the club need to give him their backing and let him know that they trusted him all along and that any new signings were brought in to help him, rather than keep him on the bench.
As well as being a fine central striker, Hulk has thrived in playing the right inside forward role for Porto and could easily do the same for Chelsea; he would be a real goal threat cutting infield onto his preferred left foot and could link up with Torres playing through the centre.
More than Torres, the player to whom this transfer might be more detrimental is Daniel Sturridge—but with only one year left on his contract, perhaps it is important for Chelsea to make contingencies for him not being around for long either.