Antoine Griezmann, one of the most coveteed strikers in world football, joined Atletico Madrid in 2014 and signed a five-year contract extension last summer, which was supposed to keep him at the Spanish club until 2023, ONA reports quoting Sputnik.
French footballer and 2018 World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann has announced that he has informed Atletico Madrid of his intention to leave the football club to "experience new things and have new challenges".
irectly addressing Atletico fans in a video statement shared via the club's Twitter, the forward said that they are first to learn the news after the team's manager Diego Simeone and Miguel Angel, the chief executive.
"I wanted to tell you that I’ve made the decision to leave to experience new things and have new challenges. It’s been very hard for me to take this path, but I feel that it’s what I need. I wanted to thank you for all the love you’ve given me in these five years, in which I’ve won my first important trophies with a club. They were incredible moments that I will always remember. The truth is you’re in my heart", the footballer said.