Antoine Griezmann has made known to Atletico Madrid that he will leave the club this summer with La Liga rivals Barcelona set to pay his £108m release clause according to reports. In his farewell message on the club’s website, Griezmann said: “It’s been an incredible five years; Thank you very much for everything, I take you in the heart.”
Griezmann is 28 yearls old and has been linked with a move to Atletico’s La Liga rivals Barcelona since last year, and rumors has only increased since Barcelona were embarrassed by Liverpool in the Champions League semi-final. Atletico will finish the season second in La Liga and without a trophy after blowing a 2-0 first-leg lead in the Champions League last 16 against Juventus, and losing to Girona in the same round of the Copa del Rey. Griezmann joined from Real Sociedad in 2014. Last season he helped Atletico win the Europa League.