Fernando Torres Has Just Announced His New Club

Jose Verdugo
Julio 12, 2018

Torres bid farewell to Atlético Madrid at the end of last season after his second spell there, a tear falling down his cheek, to a standing ovation.

Former Liverpool and Chelsea striker Fernando Torres has followed Andres Iniesta to Japan by joining J1 League club Sagan Tosu.

The first-division team announced that the 34-year-old, who had stints in the English Premier League with Liverpool and Chelsea, will wear the No. 9 jersey for Tosu, now 17th in the 18-team J. League standings.

The FFA will now turn their attention to former England worldwide and Premier League veteran Crouch.

Semi-interestingly, Sagan striker Cho Dong-geon will become the second player affected by the J.League's new "Iniesta Rule", wherein teams are allowed to change their squad numbers to accommodate a marquee signing.

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But the 34-year old elected to choose Sagan, in a decision that might not come as too much of a surprise considering the J-League's official website accidentally leaked the transfer on their official website.

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 defeat of Marseille.

"We had offers from every continent - from France, Germany and even Spain", Torres said at a media event at a gym he owns in Madrid. Sources indicate the Spanish forward was looking for somewhere in the neighborhood of $4.5 million per season but terms of the deal with Sagan Tosu were not disclosed.

Dong-geon will vacate the No.9 shirt and move up to No.19, thus allowing Torres to take the former.

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