Griezmann leaves Atlético

The Frenchman has informed Gil Marín, Andrea Berta and Simeone that he will pay his € 120m rescission clause starting on July 1st. He has not said where he is going


Antoine Griezmann leaves Atlético. This is what the Frenchman has told the club in a meeting held this afternoon with the CEO, Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, the sports director, Andrea Berta, and his coach, Diego Pablo Simeone. The Frenchman, who last season had renewed with the red and white club until 2023, with a salary of 23 million, les said he will pay the clause of 120 million, but not the team he will go to .

The club has already made it official through Twitter. "After talking to Cholo, Miguel Ángel and the people in the offices, I wanted to talk to the fans who have given me a lot of love." I have made the decision to leave, see other things, have other challenges and with great difficulty I have taken that It's what I feel and need, it's been five big years where I've won my first important trophies with a club, it's been a very important stage, I've got you in my heart and that's why I wanted you to know after coach and club. I have enjoyed a lot, I have left everything in the field, I have tried to be a good boy with the amateur, I have tried to give joy to the people who have come to the Metropolitan Wanda and also away from home and I only have gratitude for all of you ".

Las doubts this time were more real than ever. He will end his stage at Atlético in what has been the great star, his top scorer in the last five years and his great reference in the game. Last season was very close to signing for Barcelona, the club that, although he has not said, it seems that Griezmann could leave next season. But beware, it is not the only one. There is also the PSG and the club that his 'little brother' Lucas Hernández has gone to. The intervention of two factors stopped him: on the one hand the economic effort that Atlético did not only with his salary but also bringing players that the same Frenchman asked (the case of Lemar), also the intervention of Godín and his coach, who met him to ask him not to leave.

This summer, however, everything looks different. Then Atlético had just won the Europa League at Marseille, with Griezmann fundamental and the club was going to organize the Champions League final on June 1, on which the player and the club had placed all their hopes. But the Atlético was eliminated in the second round by Juventus, in the Copa del Rey he won the Girona and in the league he could not reach Barça. Godin is leaving this June. And Griezmann too. You already know

Griezmann numbers at Atlético

In total Griezmann has played 256 matches as rojiblanco since his arrival at the club in the summer of 2014. The Frenchman has one last chance against Levante to increase his scoring tally, which is 129 points, same as Fernando Torres after equaling him in the match against Valencia. A average of 0.5 goals per game despite not being center forward that has served to be the top scorer of the team in its five seasons as a mattress, reaching its top in the 32 goals achieved in the course 2015 / 16.



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