Fernando Torres apparently made his dream move to Chelsea just as the clock ticked 12 on deadline day, but he's not the only one dreaming. Chelsea paid £50 million for a player who hasn't been in form since last April and who has been injury-prone for the last two seasons running.
Then again, on his day, he is one of the world's best. He had a knack at Liverpool for scoring timely and important goals and he scored the most important goal in Spain's history with the winner in the Euro 2008 Final (There would've been no World Cup without the Euros).
But this is just an absurd amount of money. It smashes the British transfer record, and the Reds were right to go right out and spend it. Torres is almost 27, which makes him practically a tadpole at Chelsea, but his hamstrings are at least 37 years old.
Liverpool fans must've been gutted to see him leave, but that much money cannot be turned down. The Reds can have no doubts on this one, even if Torres ends up linking up fantastically with Didier Drogba.
Being 32, Drogba has at least a couple injury lay-offs a season, but the Blues must be thinking at least Torres can't score against them anymore.
This much money for Torres just doesn't make sense, and unless Chelsea go on to win multiple Premier League and Champions League titles in the next few seasons, it's hard to say it will be justified.
Liverpool, just take the money and run.