Antoine Griezmann: Striker to leave Atletico Madrid at end of season


Antoine Griezmann has been heavily linked with a move to Spanish giants Barcelona

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has announced he will be leaving at the end of this season after five years.

The World Cup winner signed a five-year contract last June but Saturday’s La Liga match against Levante will be his last for the club.

Barcelona will pay the buyout clause in Griezmann’s contract of 120m euros, BBC Sport understands.

“It’s been an incredible five years. Thank you for everything,” he said.

“I wanted to tell the fans who have always given me a lot of love that I have taken the decision to leave, to see other things, to have other challenges,” the 28-year-old added, in a video posted on Twitter