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Torres confirms new club as Atlético announce Adán

Oblak gets competition and a club legend makes his next destination official.

Olympique de Marseille v Club Atletico de Madrid - UEFA Europa League Final Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images

Not to be overshadowed by Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Juventus, Atlético Madrid on Tuesday afternoon announced goalkeeper Antonio Adán’s arrival from Real Betis.

Atlético confirmed that Adán has signed a two-year contract to be Jan Oblak’s deputy after he spent the past four seasons as Betis’ number one. The 31-year-old is a Madrid native and a close friend of Koke (the two share an agent). His signing almost certainly means Axel Werner will be loaned out this season in order to accrue playing time — newly-promoted Huesca, coached by former Atlético goalkeeper Leo Franco, have been mooted as a possible destination for the young Argentine.

Earlier in the day, Fernando Torres announced a new book and a new club. The Atleti legend will take his talents to Sagan Tosu in the J1 League later this month.

Torres will join longtime international teammate Andrés Iniesta (at Vissel Kobe) in the Japanese league, and the 34-year-old could make his debut on July 22 against Vegalta Sendai. Sagan Tosu are mired in 17th place — 13 points from 15 matches — in the 18-team league.