French striker Antoine Griezmann has told Atletico Madrid he will be leaving, the Spanish club announced on Twitter on Tuesday.
The 28-year-old Griezmann has a contract until 2023 with Atletico, but has a buy out clause of 120 million euros and has been the target of several approaches from La Liga rivals FC Barcelona.
‘Antoine Griezmann has told the club he will not continue as a Rojiblanco next season,’ the club said on Twitter.
The player himself also then posted a video explaining himself.
‘I wanted to tell you I have taken the decision to leave,’ said the French 2018 World Cup winner.
‘The truth is it has been difficult to take this route but it is what I feel I need and I would like to thank all of you for the love you have shown me during these five years.’