Atletico Madrid and Diego costa have reached an agreement to terminate the players contract on personal and mutual reasons
Atletico Madrid have reached a mutual agreement with Diego Costa to terminate the Spain international striker’s stay at the capital’s club.
The former Chelsea forward’s deal with the La Liga giants was set to expire in June 2021 but he has asked the club to end his stay prematurely due to personal reasons.
It means the 32-year-old Atletico Madrid Legend will now available for the January transfer window to join a new club on a free transfer.
“Atlético Madrid and Diego Costa have reached an agreement for the termination of the striker’s contract, which was to end on June 30, 2021,” an Atletico statement on their official website
read on Tuesday.
“The striker asked to leave the club for personal reasons a few days ago and on Tuesday signed the termination of his contract.”
Since he [Diego Costat] arrived at our club in 2006 at age just 17, the forward played 215 official matches in two stages, scoring 83 goals and providing 36 assists. During his time at Atlético de Madrid, he won one LaLiga title (2013-14), one Copa del Rey (2013), one Europa League (2018) and two UEFA Super Cups (2010 and 2018).
The club thanks Diego Costa for his dedication during these years and wishes him well in the next stage of his professional career, another statement read.