Mourinho: Torres a true pro

  • Last Updated: September 4 2014, 15:58 BST

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has heaped praise on Fernando Torres after loaning the striker to AC Milan for the next two seasons.

Fernando Torres: Praised by Jose Mourinho
Fernando Torres: Praised by Jose Mourinho

Torres, 30, arrived at Stamford Bridge from Liverpool in a £50m switch back in 2011 but failed to reproduce his best form in a Chelsea shirt and was allowed to leave in the wake of the signing of Spain hitman Diego Costa.

Speaking at a UEFA coaching seminar in Nyon, Mourinho said: "I'm an Interista and I would have preferred if he'd gone to Inter.

"However, I hope that he does equally well at Milan. What I can say about Fernando is that as a person and a professional, there is nothing to doubt about him.

"He's a fantastic boy and a great professional. However, he needed a change of scenery."

Mourinho added veteran striker Didier Drogba and former QPR striker Loic Remy to his striking options ahead of the transfer deadline.