Former Liverpool, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid striker, Fernando Torres has ended speculation about his future by joining Japanese club Sagan Tosu.
The move for the 34-year-old Spaniard comes after his Atletico
Madrid contract ran out this summer and was not renewed.
Speaking at his unveiling today, he 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.’
Torres, a World Cup and European Championship winner was part
of Chelsea’s Champions League-winning team in 2012. 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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