Wenger believes Chelsea paid 15 per cent more for TorresBy ANI
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
LONDON - Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has said that Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich paid at least 15 per cent more for Spanish striker Fernando Torres.
Torres, 26, arrived at Stamford Bridge from Liverpool for a British-record 50 million pounds on transfer deadline day.
“Torres was a last-minute transfer and, as a result, Chelsea had to pay for it,” The Sun quoted Wenger, as saying.
“We can estimate that Chelsea paid an additional amount for Torres, about 15 per cent,” he said.
“Emotion and a lack of time saw the market value become inflated but, now, Chelsea could become even more dangerous. The trio of Didier Drogba, Nicolas Anelka and Torres represents a real danger,” Wenger added. (ANI)