Torres set for Japan move

Former Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres looks set to join Japanese club Sagan Tosu, with an announcement leaked on their website.

The 34-year-old left his boyhood club Atleti for the second time earlier this month, after netting 120 goals in 347 games across two separate spells.

On Tuesday, Diario AS reported he would be ‘tempted’ by a move to the J-League while the previous week, Cadena Ser indicated Japan was the striker’s preferred destination.

On Wednesday, Sagan Tosu – who lie 17th in the 18-team league – released a statement that the Spaniard had signed a contract until 2020.

However, despite this being quickly deleted, a league follow-up statement added: “Although the signing is not closed, we had prepared a draft due to its likelihood.”

Former Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has also moved to Japan to join Vissel Kobe, while Marca say Torres will earn approximately €80k per week following the move.

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