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TORRES SIGNS SIX-YEAR DEAL FOR REDS

July 4, 2007
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Fernando Torres has today completed his move from Atletico Madrid to Liverpool after putting pen to paper on a six-year deal.
The 23-year-old striker will be unveiled to the media in the number nine shirt vacated by Robbie Fowler just after 3pm.

Torres passed a medical at Melwood yesterday before briefly flying back to his homeland to say an emotional goodbye to fans in Madrid.

The Spaniard leaves the La Liga side with a record of 82 goals in 214 league games.

He spent 12 years at the Vicente Calderon Stadium after being snapped up at the age of 11.

Torres made his debut aged 17 before becoming Atletico’s youngest ever captain two years later.

The striker was top scorer and best player at both the 2001 European Under-16 Championships and 2002 European Under-19 Championships. He made his full international debut in September 2003, and has so far scored 14 goals in 40 caps.

Nicknamed El Nino (The Kid) because of his youthful appearance, he was selected for the 2006 World Cup in Germany, where he scored three goals.

In May 2007 Torres hit the headlines when he revealed the words ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ on the inside of his captain’s armband during a match against Real Sociedad. Two months later he is a Liverpool player.

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Credit : Liverpool FC.TV

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