Fernando Torres joins Sagan Tosu in Japan

Fernando Torres and Iniesta

Former Liverpool and Chelsea star Fernando Torres has completed a move to Japanese side Sagan Tosu, joining former Barcelona man Andres Iniesta in the J1 League.

The 34-year-old became one of the most feared strikers in all of Europe in the Spanish capital before his move to the Premier League.

Torres said goodbye to Atletico in style, bagging two goals in his final appearance for the Rojiblancos, a league win over Eibar.

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.

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

"We have had proposals from all continents", Torres told the media on Tuesday.

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It is done. Fernando Torres is a Sagan Tosu player.

Torres, who posed for a photo at the event holding a Sagan Tosu shirt alongside club chairman Minoru Takehara, will join the club on an 18-month contract, with an option to extend the deal until 2020.

The World Cup victor had been linked with moves to the A-League and MLS but - like Iniesta at Vissel Kobe - the next stage of his career will be in Japan.

"I wanted a new challenge in a completely different place".

The striker, known affectionately to his fans as "El Nino", recently finished his time with Atletico on a high as they won the Europa League and he is no stranger to success, having won the UEFA Champions League with Chelsea, as well as the 2010 World Cup and two European Championships in his 12 years representing Spain.

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