Fernando Torres closes in on Japan move

Fernando Torres closes in on Japan move

June 30, 2018 Off By Sam Leveridge

Having left Atletico Madrid at the end of the season after an emotional farewell saw him score a brace against Eibar in his final outing for the club, Fernando Torres appears to have found a new club.

The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker will join Andres Iniesta in moving to Japan by signing for Sagan Tosu, meaning he will come face to face with the ex-Barcelona captain.

AS say that the Spanish legend will put pen to paper on a three year contract worth 6.2 million euros, or 120,000 euros per week.

Torres returned to Atletico Madrid from AC Milan in 2015 but started only 15 games in all competitions last season, with a mere seven having come in La Liga.

Despite that, many Colchoneros were gutted to see El Niño depart for what is likely to be his final adventure in professional football now at the age of 34-years-old.

With 121 goals in 348 games for his boyhood club, finally winning a major trophy with the Rojiblancos in the Europa League in Lyon in May, Torres will be fondly remembered.

Now though, he will join Sagan Tosu, who finished 17th of 18 teams in J1 League last season. The Asian club have invested heavily this summer with Torres being the marquee signing who they hope will be key to firing them to glory.

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