The biggest signing of the summer
On the back of Arsenal improving their squad with the signature of Eduardo da Silva, Liverpool have splashed the cash and made, in my opinion, the biggest signing of the summer so far by bringing Fernando Torres to Merseyside. Torres was announced as Liverpool’s new £26.5million signing and has penned a six-year contract with the club.
Make no mistake, this is a big deal. Probably the biggest signing so far this summer, bigger even than Thierry Henry joining Barcelona. Forget the ludicrous amount of money for one second and you will realise that Liverpool – one of Arsenal’s major rivals for the Premier League title – have signed a player that will only make their side better.
Torres will not flop next season
Just looking around on a number of football websites and forums, there has been a mixed bag of opinions with regards to Liverpool’s signing of Torres. There is a feeling amongst some fans that Torres will flop in the same way that Fernando Morientes did with the same club. There are also some football ‘experts’ who think that he is all huff-and-puff but has no end product.
Anyone who has actually seen Torres play for either Atletico Madrid or Spain will know that this is absolute rubbish. Indeed, Liverpool have signed one of the only players in Europe who I believe is capable of scoring over 20 goals in their first season of English football. Many supporters are already laughing off Torres’ transfer as a waste of money, but I assure you that Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s football knowledge will ensure he and his team are more respectful of Liverpool than ever before.
Fabregas loves Arsenal
Finally, I’d just like to put a shout out to Torres’ Spanish teammate Cesc Fabregas for having the guts to say the words that all Arsenal supporters have been wanting him to say without ever expecting him to.
“I’ll be back training with Arsenal. My team. I’m staying in London.”
Makes you smile, doesn’t it? Fabregas is one of Arsenal’s most important players and to hear him use the term “my team” after it was suggested he was attached to Wenger’s hip is music to any Arsenal ears.
That’s about it then. You can all get back to talking about how many more goals Eduardo is going to score next season than Tottenham’s Darren Bent. Have fun!
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