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Fernando Torres is following Andres Iniesta to Japan

The former Liverpool and Atletico Madrid striker has confirmed that he will be on his way to the Far East, joining Sagan Tosu on a free transfer.

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FERNANDO TORRES HAS confirmed that he will sign for J-League club Sagan Tosu.

The former Liverpool and Atletico Madrid striker left the Spanish club at the end of the 2017-18 season, following his emotional return to his boyhood team.

Torres had been in negotiations with Sagan Tosu several weeks ago, though talks reportedly fell through. However, a breakthrough in negotiations has seen the 34-year-old finally rubber-stamp his move to Japan.

Sagan Tosu are currently 17th in the J-League, just one place above bottom spot, having won just three of their 15 games so far this season.

Torres scored 10 goals in his final season at Atletico, including netting twice against Eibar in his final ever La Liga appearance.

The Japanese side appear to have gazumped the likes of the Australian A-League, with Torres reportedly lowering his wage demands in order to secure a transfer.

Both Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC have been linked to a potential move with the Sky Blues recently pocketing around $2 million in the transfers of both Bobo and Adrian Mierzejewski.

Torres was also heavily linked with a move to the United States or China.

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One of the most decorated players in Europe, Torres won the Europa League in 2017-18 with Atletico, along with the FA Cup, the Champions League and the Europa League with Chelsea.

Capped over 100 times by Spain, Torres was also in La Roja’s squad as they won the European Championship in 2008 and 2012, and also featured in the 2010 World Cup-winning squad.

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