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Fernando Torres transfer to Liverpool in good health

 After passing his medical on Thursday, Fernando Torres is ready to join Liverpool in a record $53.4 million deal.

Fernando Torres transfer to Liverpool in good health On Wednesday morning, the 23-year-old striker will pay tribute to the Atletico Madrid fans, after his medical exam labeled him fit to join Liverpool. The six-year contract will cost the Reds over 26 million pounds and is the largest amount Liverpool has forked out for a contract of such time-frame. According to a press release by the Spanish club, n agreement on all terms have been reached and the transfer is good to go.

 Part of the deal funding will come from the Luis Garcia transfer to Atletico for $10 million, completed earlier this week.

 Fernando Torres has scored 14 times in 36 games for Atletico Madrid and the team finished seventh in the Spanish League last season. He was the youngest player of the Spanish team, and the youngest to become a captain at only 19-years-old. Fernando Torres has been with Atletico Madrid his whole career, first starting in the Youth club, and in 2001 he joined the senior team, where he has been playing number 9, until the Liverpool transfer.

After joining Liverpool, Torres will get a paycheck of around $180,000 each week.

First game of the Premiership for Liverpool will be against Aston Villa. The odds on the match are favoring Liverpool at 2.00, as posted by the U.K. bookmaker Bet365 online.

Published on 07/03/2007

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