Fernando Torres has become the latest La Liga star to move to the J-League in Japan where he has joined Sagan Tosu.
Barcelona legend Andres Iniesta moved to the country to join Vissel Kobe after announcing he would leave the Catalan club following 17 years at the Camp Nou last month and now Torres has followed suit after ending his second spell at boyhood club Atletico Madrid.
Torres announced his move on his own Twitter account saying; “Happy to join my new club, see you soon Sagan Tosu.”
— Fernando Torres (@Torres) July 10, 2018
Sagan Tosu on their official website said; “We are pleased to inform you that at Sagan Tosu, Fernando Torres has decided to join. We would like to ask for your continued cooperation in coverage of news reports and announcements and coverage of our clubs for further cooperation in the media.”
The 34-year old in total spent ten years in Madrid over two spells at the club while also spending time in England with Liverpool and Chelsea as well as in Italy with AC Milan.
Torres has made 672 appearances at top flight club level scoring 248 goals, 121 of them for Los Colchoneros as well as earning 110 caps for the Spanish national side having worked his way up the age groups from the national under-17 side.