Antoine Griezmann confirms decision to leave Atletico Madrid

Ross Houston
May 15, 2019

Griezmann, however, ended up staying in Madrid, announcing his decision to stay with the club in an hour-long video.

Antoine Griezmann's Atletico Madrid career is coming to a close.

"Antoine Griezmann has told the club he will not continue as a Rojiblanco (red and white, the club's colours) next season", the club said on Twitter. "They have been five wonderful years in which I have left everything on the pitch". "Thanks for everything, from the bottom of my heart", Griezmann said.

The France worldwide forward has announced that he will be leaving the club, with multiple reports suggesting a move to Spanish rival Barcelona is in the offing.

It is not confirmed where he is going but it is widely expected that he will leave to join Spanish champions Barcelona, who will pay his release clause.

"Talks ongoing with the player about the contract to finalise the deal (5 years)".

"I wanted to tell the fans who have always given me a lot of love that I have taken the decision to leave, to see other things, to have other challenges", the 28-year-old added, in a video posted on Twitter.

"I wanted to tell you I have taken the decision to leave", said the French 2018 World Cup victor.

Don't count out the interest of teams like Manchester United, in need of a summer makeover, and Paris Saint-Germain if Neymar happens to leave, though that feels unlikely. Since 2014, he's been at Atletico and has scored 133 goals in 252 games for the club, winning three trophies.

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