The Spaniard has joined the Rossoneri on a loan deal from Chelsea and the ex-San Siro forward suspects greatness awaits Filippo Inzaghi’s new signing
AC Milan legend Hernan Crespo thinks that Fernando Torres will be the “perfect” striker for the club.
The Rossoneri sold their star forward, Mario Balotelli, to Liverpool this summer after an inconsistent 18-month spell at San Siro which started with a bang but ended with a whimper.
Milan coach Filippo Inzaghi replaced the Italy international with Torres on a two-year loan deal from Chelsea, where he had failed in three and a half seasons to offer a regular goal threat.
Despite his troubles at Stamford Bridge, Crespo – another player who struggled after a mega-money move early in Roman Abramovich’s era – suggests that the Spaniard can provide the regular goals which Balotelli failed to offer in 2013-14.
“Technically, he is a great striker,” Crespo, who currently coaches Parma’s youth team, told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “He guarantees presence in the penalty area, he’s fast and he attacks the space.
“Considering the midfield Milan have, Torres might just be the perfect man to fit the jigsaw puzzle.
“On the other hand, if you thought that Balotelli was a 25-goals-a-season striker then you had it all wrong. He has never had that continuity. He can change a game in an instant with some skill, but he can’t do that every game.”
Torres is expect to make his debut against Parma on Sunday as the Serie A table-toppers look to build on their opening day 3-1 win over Lazio.