Fernando Torres Has Just Announced His New Club
Fernando Torres has announced Japanese outfit Sagan Tosu as his next club.
'El Nino' ended a second spell with his beloved Atletico Madrid in the most perfect way by lifting his first meaningful trophy with the club and has now joined his former Spain teammate Andres Iniesta in making the move to Japan.
／- サガン鳥栖公式 (@saganofficial17) July 10, 2018
この度、 #神の子 #フェルナンド・トーレス 選手:red_circle::white_circle:が新加入することが決定しました:large_blue_circle::soccer:
詳細はコチラ:small_red_triangle_down:https://t.co/IhDNyMUJpH#誤報じゃないよ #ほんトーレス#sagantosu #fernandotorres #torres #トーレス pic.twitter.com/8EEDONhY0l
BREAKING: Fernando Torres announces he will join Japanese side Sagan Tosu :flag_jp: pic.twitter.com/0NlhVms71D
- B/R Football (@brfootball) July 10, 2018
Fernando Torres confirms himself: "My new team will be Sagan Tosu in Japan."
- Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) July 10, 2018
Fernando Torres: "Sagan Tosu were one of the first clubs to show interest in me, and I appreciate their insistence and how they convinced me with their sporting, personal and cultural project."- Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) July 10, 2018
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 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.
First, Iniesta. And now Torres? Wow, the J-League is seriously stepping up its game against the Chinese Super League and the MLS. https://t.co/w7MdHbIsAe- Francisco :flag_ar: (@ViscaFrancisco) May 30, 2018
The Euros and World Cup winner will again wear the No.9 shirt during his new adventure and will be looking to add to his excellent career goals tally.
Across two spells with Atletico, along with his successful stint in England with Liverpool and Chelsea plus a brief loan in Italy AC Milan, Torres has scored 256 goals at club level.
Featured Image Credit: PA