Fernando Morientes hangs up his boots

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At 34 and after a disappointing experience in Olympique Marseille, former Spanish international striker Fernando Morientes has decided to end his career.

According to Marca, El Moro had rejected offers from around the world, including Mexico, Qatar, Dubai and most recently Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon.

The imposing striker will now become a consultant at Spanish television network Telecinco, where he will commentate on Europa League matches as well as Euro 2012 qualifiers.

"After 17 years in the top-level football, I want to spend more time with my family," Morientes told radio station Cadena COPE.

Morientes made his name at Spanish giants Real Madrid, where he won three Champions League trophies (1998, 2000 and 2002) and two La Liga titles (2001 and 2003).

He scored 27 goals in 47 games for Spain between 1998 and 2007.

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