During an illustrious career in Europe, Torres entertained fans in Spain, England and Italy, enjoying most success with Atletico Madrid.
Former Spain striker Fernando Torres has announced he is joining Japanese side Sagan Tosu.
Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported how Spanish and current Europa League champions Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, May 22, defeated the Super Eagles of Nigeria 3-2 in a friendly encounter played in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
The club posted a photo of Torres with club president Minoru Takehara waving a banner which read: "Not fake news!"More news: Stormy Daniels arrested at Ohio strip club, says her lawyer Avenatti
Sagan Tosu were promoted to the J1 League in 2012 and have achieved a highest finish of fifth place in their existence.
The Australian A-League are also thought to have shown interest in helping secure a deal with Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC both linked.
Torres was in advanced talks with Sagun Tosu to follow in the footsteps of compatriot Iniesta - who joined Vissel Kobe after leaving Barcelona - but negotiations collapsed over personal terms.
Iniesta's move arguably represented Japanese soccer's biggest transfer coup, with many top players now moving to cash-rich Chinese clubs in the twilight of their careers.More news: ‘We’re not prisoners’: German FM berates Trump for ‘Russia captives’ remark
"But at no point did I think about moving to another European team".
Both players might be fighting for different objectives, as Iniesta's new team are now in sixth place, while Torres' club are 17th out of 18.
Dong-geon will vacate the No.9 shirt and move up to No.19, thus allowing Torres to take the former.More news: Ivan Perisic hails 'dream' goal as Croatia reach final