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Fernando Torres set to join Japanese J league side Segan Tosu

Fernando Torres set to join Japanese J league side Segan Tosu
Former Atletico Madrid and Spain forward Fernando Torres has announced that he has agreed to join Japanese club Sagan Tosu and expects to make his debut for them later this month.

Torres had been linked with destinations including A-League club Sydney FC and MLS side Chicago Fire after his time at boyhood club Atletico came to an end.

"My new team will be Sagan Tosu in Japan," the 34-year-old said in Madrid. "Yesterday we signed the contract. They 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.

"They wanted me on a football level, which was one of the most important things. I am joining up next week and hoping to start as soon as possible with my new teammates, playing games and scoring goals.

Torres, who won the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 and 2010 European Championships with Spain, scored 38 goals in 110 appearances for his country and struck 118 times in two spells at Atletico.

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