Fernando Torres signs for Japan’s Sagan Tosu

Former Liverpool, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid striker, Fernando Torres contract ran out this summer and was not renewed, with his final appearance as a 90th-minute substitute in the Europa League final defeat of Marseille.

It’s understood the club spent most of last night negotiating terms with the Spanish striker, who confirmed on Tuesday that he will sign for J-League club Sagan Tosu.

Speaking at his unveiling yesterday the 34-year-old Spaniard said: I had offers from France, Germany, other clubs in Spain,’ he said, ‘but I did not want to join another European club, as I had the best end possible here with my team (Atletico.

‘I will have a good friend in the league too with Andres. It is an exciting challenge for both of us.’

I am joining up next week and hoping to start as soon as possible with my new team-mates, playing games and scoring goals,’ Torres continued.

‘I hope to make my debut, at home, on July 21. I hope to be there for many years. It will depend on my sporting performance.’

The 34-year-old has won the World Cup and Champions League during his career and is said to have been looking to move to a club with an attractive lifestyle for him and his family.

He scored 126 goals in 314 matches in an eight-year spell in English football, including four years with Liverpool when he scored 81 times in only 142 games

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