2 Feb 2011

Torres says joining Chelsea is a big step up

6:23 am on 2 February 2011

The Spanish striker Fernando Torres fired a parting shot at Liverpool after joining their English Premier League football rivals by saying he was taking a big step forward in his career.

The two clubs agreed a deal on the final day of the month-long transfer window, and Torres put pen to paper at Stamford Bridge just before the deadline, signing for a staggering 50-million pounds.

The 225 million pounds laid out by English Premier League clubs in January shattered all records, but football analysts say it shouldn't be seen as evidence of a general trend to spend.