World Cup winning French striker Antoine Griezmann has instructed Atletico Madrid he will go away them in summer time, the Spanish club said on Twitter on Tuesday.
The 28-year-antique Griezmann has a contract until 2023 with Atletico, but has a buy out clause of 120million euros ($134million).
He’s reportedly the goal of los angeles Liga rivals Barcelona.
“Antoine Griezmann has instructed the membership he’s going to no longer preserve as a Rojiblanco (red and white, the membership’s colorings) next season,” the club stated on Twitter.
Inside some moments the participant himself then posted a video explaining himself.
He stated: “It’s been an outstanding 5 years. Thank you for everything,” he stated.
“I wanted to inform the fanatics who have continually given me a number of love that i have taken the choice to leave, to see other matters, to produce other demanding situations.
“The reality is it has been tough to take this route but it’s miles what I experience I want and that i would love to thank all of you for the affection you have got proven me at some stage in those five years.”
Even as in Atletico, he scored 133 dreams in 256 appearances, on account that joining from fellow Spanish outfit actual Sociedad in 2014.
He gained the Europa League, the Spanish excellent Cup and the Uefa Supercup in the course of his time at Atletico and has been the crew’s top scorer in each of the last five seasons.