Major League Soccer, A-League await Fernando Torres' decision on Tuesday
Fernando Torres will reveal the next stop in his illustrious career on Tuesday, with a move to Major League Soccer or the A-League two likely destinations.
Torres, 34, called time on his career with Atletico Madrid at the end of last season and has been linked with a move to Sydney FC and Chicago Fire, with J-League club Sagan Tosu also said to be in the mix before talks fell through earlier this month.
The former Liverpool, Atletico Madrid and Chelsea striker revealed on Twitter on Monday that he would make his announcement in conjunction with the release of a new book about his life on Tuesday morning.
The former Spain international, who was part of the country's 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 winning squads, has scored 38 goals in 110 appearances for La Roja and netted 82 and 65 times, respectively, during his stints with Atleti and Liverpool.
Hola a tod@s, mañana martes 10 a las 9.30 am tendré el placer de presentar ante los medios de comunicación mi nuevo libro digital audiovisual, al tiempo que contaré cual será mi nuevo destino futbolístico. Será en @9Fitness , en el número 3 del Paseo de Acacias en Madrid pic.twitter.com/8zYMNNeEfK— Fernando Torres (@Torres) July 9, 2018
Despite a bold bid from FFA negotiators, and AAP is reporting that the former Liverpool, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid star has opted against a move to Australia.
The 34-year-old's interest was piqued by the Australian lifestyle and and the AAP reported that he went as far as inquiring about schools for his children to attend.
FFA's initial proposal was viewed as less appealing once Spanish income tax legislation was accounted for and while Torres' management asked for an improved offer, it was not forthcoming.
Sydney FC was understood to be the main club in pursuit of Torres, with FFA prepared to contribute around $2 million from their central marquee fund.
If Torres was to move to the Fire in MLS, he would be the second major big-name European signing for the North American league this month after Wayne Rooney completed his move to D.C. United.
Information from AAP was used in this story.
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