JAPANESE side Sagan Tosu are lining up an audacious swoop for Atletico Madrid’s Fernando Torres. The ex-Chelsea and Liverpool striker announced he will leave his boyhood club at the end of the season. Fernando Torres could end his career with Japanese side Sagan TosuGetty – ContributorHis next destination has yet to be confirmed, with a…
His next destination has yet to be confirmed, with a move to the MLS with Chicago Fire a possibility.
But Sagan Tosu are lining up their own offer in a bid to lure Torres to the Japanese J1 League.
According to Marca, they are willing to offer Torres £3.5million-a-year to sign on the dotted line.
Torres would be hailed as a huge global coup if Sagan Tosu can pull it off and will see Torres as an instrumental figure to improve their reputation.
Torres started his career at Atletico, rising through the youth system and became club captain at the age of 19 — despite the fact current boss Diego Simeone was among their playing staff.
SO LONG FER NOW Former Liverpool and Chelsea star Fernando Torres will not return to the Premier League after leaving Atletico Madrid, according to his agent
He joined Liverpool in 2007 and scored 33 goals in all competitions before netting Spain’s Euro 2008-winning goal that summer and would finish third in the Ballon d’Orstandings.
Following an equally impressive second campaign, injuries took their toll and his form began to dip. In January 2011, he joined Chelsea for a then-British record £50million deal.