Why is Antoine Greizmann leaving Atletico Madrid

Griezmann leaves Atletico Madrid

The paths of the French offensive player Antoine Griezmann and Atletico Madrid part ways after the season. "I would like to tell the fans, who have always shown me a lot of love, that I made the decision to leave the club to see other things, to face other challenges," said the 28-year-old on the Twitter channel of the Spanish runner-up.

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Griezmann has been playing for Real's local rivals since the summer of 2014 and has been associated with a move to other top clubs, especially FC Barcelona, ​​on several occasions. “It's been five unbelievable years,” said Griezmann. The world champion left it open for which club he will play in the future. Barcelona is also now considered an interested party. Last year, Griezmann had extended his contract with Atletico until 2023. The transfer fee should be over 100 million euros.

With Atletico he won the Europa League a few weeks before the World Cup victory with France a year ago. In the final of the Champions League he lost to Real in 2016. After finishing second at the home European championships with France in the same year, he was named the best player of the tournament. (APA)

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