Former Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Chelsea, AC Milan, and Spain striker Fernando Torres has signed for Japanese side Sagan Tosu.
"My new team will be Sagan Tosu in Japan," said the 34-year-old. "Yesterday we signed the contract. They were one of the first clubs to show interest in me, and I appreciate their insistence and how they convinced me with their sporting, personal and cultural project.”
His Atletico Madrid contract ran out this summer and was not renewed, with his final appearance as a 90th-minute substitute in the Europa League final win over Marseille.
"I wanted to take time to enjoy my last days at Atletico and then reflect on what was best for me and for my family. There were many options, different offers from all the continents. I had offers from France, Germany, other clubs in Spain, but I did not want to join another European club as I had the best end possible here with my team (Atletico).”
Torres won the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 and 2012 European Championships with Spain, scoring 38 goals in 110 appearances for his country and striking 118 times in two spells at Atletico.
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