Former Liverpool, Chelsea and Spain striker Fernando Torres has announced he is to retire from football.
The 35-year-old, who is currently playing for Sagan Tosu in Japan, confirmed the end of his football career on social media.
He wrote: “I have something very important to announce. After 18 exciting years, the time has come to put an end to my football career.
“Next Sunday, the 23rd at 10:00AM, local time in Japan, I will have a press conference in Tokyo to explain all the details. See you there.”
Torres joined Sagan Tosu in July 2018 after leaving boyhood club Atletico Madrid for a second time. He has scored just four goals in 32 games for the J League side.
The striker came through the youth system at Atletico, making his debut against Leganes in a Spanish second division game in March 2001.
He scored his first goal for the club a week later in a 1-0 victory over Albacete, before helping Atletico to promotion to La Liga the following season.
Torres then established himself as one of the most prolific strikers in Spain, top-scoring for them in five successive seasons, which earned him a move to Liverpool.