Former Liverpool and Atletico Madrid striker to join Sagan Tosu in Japan

  • Former Liverpool and Atletico Madrid striker to join Sagan Tosu in Japan

Former Liverpool and Atletico Madrid striker to join Sagan Tosu in Japan

Former Atletico Madrid and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres has ended speculation about his future by confirming he will join Sagan Tosu in Japan next season.

After announcing he would be leaving Atleti, Torres was linked with a whole host of different clubs, including the likes of Chicago Fire and Sydney FC.

But the prolific marksman has rejected the opportunity to continue plying his trade on European soil and chose to cut his teeth in the Japan Professional Football League with relegation strugglers Sagan Tosu.

Torres, 34, left boyhood club Atletico Madrid at the end of the season following the expiration of his contract and made a decision to depart Europe despite several offers to stay within the continent. My new team will be Sagan Tosu.

Torres, who posed for a photo at the event holding a Sagan Tosu shirt alongside club chairman Minoru Takehara, will join the club on an 18-month contract, with an option to extend the deal until 2020.

This comes just days after they failed in their attempt to convince former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres to move to Australia.

But he has chose to follow his former Spain team-mate Andres Iniesta, who has joined Vissel Kobe, to Japan after confirming he received a multitude of offers.

"I think that Japan and the Japanese league is going to be a great experience".

Capped over 100 times by Spain, Torres was also in La Roja's squad as they won the European Championship in 2008 and 2012, and also featured in the 2010 World Cup-winning squad.