Fernando Torres joins Japanese side Sagan Tosu

Former Liverpool, Chelsea and Spain striker Fernando Torres has signed for Japanese side Sagan Tosu on a free transfer after his contract at Atletico Madrid expired last month.

The 34-year-old rejoined his boyhood club in 2014 for a second spell after spending time on loan at AC Milan.

Torres made his final appearance for Atletico as a 90th minute substitute in the 3-0 Europa League final victory over Marseille back in May.

“I have had offers from France, Germany and even one from Spain but at no point did I ever think about going to another European team,” Torres said on Tuesday.

“I wanted a new challenge in a completely different place.”

The striker had been linked with moves to Australia and the USA but will now turn out for Sagan Tosu who are placed 17th of 18 on the J-League table.

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