- Fernando Torres has completed a move to Japanese club Sagan Tosu
- He last played for Atletico Madrid and won the Europa League title last season
- The former Chelsea and Liverpool star will start training with his new club next week
Ex Chelsea and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has completed a move to Japanese club Sagan Tosu after leaving Spanish club Atletico Madrid at the end of last La Liga season.
The 34-year-old player is now the second Spanish icon to move to the J-League this summer following Andres Iniesta’s transfer to Vissel Kobe on a free from Barcelona.
He told reporters according to UK Sun that: “We have had proposals from all continents, but my new team will be the Japanese Sagan Tosu.
“Sagan Tosu was one of the first clubs to be interested in me, they have convinced me with their sporting project.
“I think Japan and the Japanese League is going to be a great experience, they have made a great effort and they believe that I can be a solution so that the team returns to the place where it has to be.” Torres explained according to UK Sun.
Torres is one of the most-decorated footballers on the planet having won the Champions League, Europa League twice and FA Cup at club level.
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.
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Spanish and current Europa League champions Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, May 22, defeated the Super Eagles of Nigeria 3-2 in a friendly encounter played in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
But the Spanish side had to come back from a goal down against Nigeria in front of their faithfuls thanks to the second half superb goal scored by Fernando Torres.
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