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West Brom boss Hodgson not surprised seeing Torres make Chelsea move

New West Bromwich Albion boss Roy Hodgson wasn't surprised by Fernando Torres' move to Chelsea.

Torres left Liverpool for £50 million on transfer deadline day.

Hodgson said: "Am I surprised Torres went for £50million? No, I am never surprised at transfer fees.

"We've got to the stage where comparisons are worthless. If a player is a very good player, and you want him, you pay what the price is.

"If the price is £50million, then you pay £50million.

"Fernando is an outstanding player, a very good person, and I think he will do extremely well at Chelsea.

"I presume he was happy to leave. I've had text messages from him."

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