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Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres is set to join Japanese outfit Sagan Tosu, killing off the dreams of Rangers fans who wanted him in the Scottish Premiership.

Chicago Fire are now 7th in MLS' Eastern Conference - a point off of the playoff spots - and Torres would be another big-name addition to the North American league after Wayne Rooney recently joined relegation-threatened DC United.

Torres finished his second spell at Atletico Madrid last season, playing 45 times in all competitions for his boyhood club.

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It is Sagan Tosu who have won the race for his signature, though, with the 34-year-old revealing the J1 League to be his next destination at a promotional event on Tuesday morning.

"Although the signing is not closed, we had prepared a draft due to its likelihood", read a statement.

Torres, 34, left boyhood club Atletico Madrid at the end of the season following the expiration of his contract and chose to depart Europe despite several offers to stay within the continent. They were one of the first clubs to show interest in me, and I appreciate their insistence and how they convinced me with their sporting, personal and cultural project.

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He said he planned to make his debut for Sagan Tosu on July 22.

"But at no point did I think about moving to another European team".

After a spell with Italian giants AC Milan, Torres returned to Atletico, where he was able to recapture some of his past glory―even if the goals didn't return.

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Torres becomes the second high-profile Spaniard to head to Japan in the last few weeks after former Barcelona great Andres Iniesta agreed to join Vissel Kobe in May.

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