Atletico Madrid’s most adored player, Antoine Griezmann is leaving the club at the end of this season. The French forward reversed the decision he made last year when he pledged to stay with the club in the face of increasing demands from some of Europe’s most elite clubs.
Atletico Madrid released a short statement on Tuesday revealing that Griezmann had communicated his decision to leave the club after five seasons with the Spanish outfit.
In the video, the French man explained the need to move on to other adventures as he believes he has served his time well with the Madrid club and expressed gratitude for the support and adoration he has enjoyed from the club’s fans.
“It’s been a difficult route to take, but it’s what I feel I need. Thanks for everything during five fantastic years here, where I was able to win my first big trophies. There have been some incredible moments that I will always remember. You, the supporters, will always be in my heart”, Griezmann stated in his address to fans.
Antoine Griezmann, 28 has been a target for Spanish giants FC Barcelona and many sources feel his next destination is most likely in that cosmopolitan city.