AC Milan youth coach Stefano Eranio has blasted Chelsea over their treatment of Fernando Torres, Metro reports.
Torres switched Chelsea for a move to the San Siro this summer on a two-year loan deal after failing to live up to his massive £50million price tag.
And Eranio, a former winger for the Serie A giants, has claimed that the Spaniard suffered poor form due to Blues coach Jose Mourinho’s unwillingness to fully back his striker’s abilities.
“Torres is a very humble player, he has great technical and human qualities,” Eranio said.
“In recent years he has not been in contention much and has spent a long time on the Chelsea bench.
“But he is like a car, he needs to play to find his form. He needs the confidence of the coach and to make the most of his surroundings.
“As a coach, I say that I would always want someone like Torres in the team. He arrives in Italy with great enthusiasm, and has specific characteristics that would suit Milan perfectly.”
In 172 appearances for Chelsea, the 30-year only managed to score 45 goals but will be looking to turn his career around in Italy.