Big in Japan - Fernando Torres signs for Sagan Tosu

Thursday, 12 Jul, 2018

With his time at boyhood club Atletico coming to an end last month, Torres had been linked with destinations including the Chicago Fire in MLS and Australian A-League club Sydney FC, but opted for Japan's J-League. "My new team will be Sagan Tosu of Japan", the 34-year-old Torres said at an event held at the gym he owns in Madrid on Tuesday. Numerous reports indicate that Torres has signed an 18-month contract with options beyond that.

Crouch, 37, played for relegated Stoke City in the Premier League last season, scoring five goals in 31 appearances. How long will depend on my sporting performance.

"We have had offers from every continent".

"I wanted a new challenge in a completely different place". "It is a small team from a humble area which has gone to the top in its country, which attracts me too".

Torres is following in the footsteps of his World Cup and European Championship-winning team-mate Andres Iniesta, who recently joined Japanese side Vissel Kobe after leaving Barcelona.

The Spaniard had been linked with moves to both the USA and Australia, but at a press conference on Tuesday morning he revealed he will instead head to Asia. I will do everything I can to help this team.

"Just because we may not have the size of wallet to back us up, we've still got a lot going for us and we'll keep rolling the dice because it's the right thing to do", he said.

I would love that one but I think he still think about money? "I feel I can be a player for many more years, but who knows in future".

The move was also announced on Sagan Tosu's official website, with the club saying he would be given the No. 9 shirt, which he has worn for the majority of his career.