Antoine Griezmann announces that he will leave Atlético Madrid

The French striker, world champion, announced his departure Tuesday night in a video posted on the Twitter account of the Spanish club

The World with AFP Posted yesterday at 22h42, updated yesterday at 22h55

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Antoine Griezmann, April 24th.
Antoine Griezmann, April 24th. SUSANA VERA / REUTERS

This time it's the right one. Announced starting last year, before finally remaining, Atlético Madrid's French striker, Antoine Griezmann, announced on Twitter, Tuesday, May 14, his intention to leave the Spanish club at the end of the season.

"It has been incredible five years, thank you very much to everyone, you will always be in my cœur ", he says in this video broadcast on the Spanish club's Twitter account. Without specifying in which club he intends to go next year.

"After talking to Cholo (his coach Diego Simeone), Miguel Angel (Gil, the main shareholder) and the club's employees (…), I decided to leave, to see other things. and meet other challenges. It's a difficult decision but it's what I need and I want to thank you for all the affection you have shown me over the past five years. "

A clause at 120 million euros

The world champion had already been close to leaving last season for another Spanish club, FC Barcelona. But two days before the start of the World Cup, the striker had let it be known that he was staying in Madrid in a mini-documentary broadcast on the Spanish channel Cero which featured the footballer's journey in choosing his club for the following season.

After five years at Real Sociedad, another Spanish club, Antoine Griezmann had signed at Atlético Madrid in 2014. Author of 133 goals in 256 games, he has notably played in a final of the Champions League in 2016, lost on penalties facing the hated neighbors of Real Madrid. Last season, he also won a Europa League against Olympique Marseille.

The club which wants to attach its services will have to pay the clause of cancellation of its contract, which it had renewed last year, which amounts to approximately 120 million euros according to the Spanish press, which always reports an interest. pronounced Barça against him.

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