Antoine Griezmann's celebration

The  28 years old Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann rejected a move to Barcelona last summer but the club announced on Tuesday night that he has now decided to move on.

He will play his last game for the club on Saturday away at Levante with Barcelona looking set to sign the Frenchman for €120million (£104m) on July 1.

In the meeting with club chief executive Miguel Angel Gil also present, Griezmann confirmed that he would be depositing his £104m release clause with the club on July 1.

He then posted a video on social media in which he declared: ‘After speaking with Cholo (Diego Simeone), then with Miguel Angel and the people in the hierarchy of the club I wanted to talk to you – the fans who have always given me so much affection – to tell that you that I have made the decision to leave and to do other things, other challenges.

‘It has not been easy to take this path but it’s what I feel, it’s what I need. I want to thank you for all the affection you have given me during these five years where I have won my first trophies. I have had some incredible moments that I will always remember. I will take you in my heart.’

Watch farewell video bellow;


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