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Antoine Griezmann transfer: France star confirms he is leaving Atletico Madrid

Antoine Griezmann transfer: France star confirms he is leaving Atletico Madrid

Antoine Griezmann has officially announced his decision to leave Atletico Madrid this summer, with his long predicted move to Barcelona now imminent.

The Catalans were in hot pursuit of Griezmann past year, but the France star opted to sign a new contract with Atletico through 2023, announcing his intention in a televised special called "La Decision".

The former Real Sociedad man appeared destined to push through a move to Camp Nou during the 2018 FIFA World Cup, only to undergo a sudden change of heart as he signed a new Atleti contract through to 2023.

His departure from Atletico opens a massive vacancy up front for Diego Simeone, whose side is in for some major decisions in the coming months.

"Many thanks for everything, I have really enjoyed myself in the last five years, I've given everything on the pitch and I've always tried to be a good person".




The move comes amid rumours of a new bid from Barcelona for Griezmann, who turned down the Blaugrana's advances last summer before going on to help France lift the World Cup in Russian Federation.

He said: "Barcelona are now ready to pay €125M release clause for Antoine Griezmann".

"I wanted to tell you I have taken the decision to leave", said the French 2018 World Cup victor.

"We give him a lot of affection, while he has given us joy and enthusiasm and shown that he wants to be here". "Thanks for everything, from the bottom of my heart", Griezmann said.

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