Griezmann Confirms Atletico Madrid Departure

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Antoine Griezmann will not play for Atletico Madrid next season. The player confirmed that on Tuesday on social media, saying he is ready for new challenges.

“After talking with Cholo [Diego Simeone], Miguel Angel and the people from the offices, I wanted to talk to the fans who have given me a lot of love,” Griezmann said. “I have decided to leave, see other things, have other challenges and with great difficulty, this is what I feel and I need.

“It’s been five great years where I’ve won my first important trophies with a club. It’s been a very important stage. I have enjoyed a lot, I have left everything in the field, I have tried to behave well, I have tried to give joy to the people who have come to the Metropolitano and also away from home, and I only have gratitude for all of you.”

This means Griezmann will leave once another club pays his release clause, which is 125 million euros. Barcelona are the prime favourites to sign the last year’s Europa League and World Cup winner.