Griezmann: I will carry Atletico Madrid in my heart, thanks for everything

Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann has announced that he will leave the club at end of the season.

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

He will be heading to Madrid’s rivals and LaLiga champions Barcelona as per the reports.

The French striker posted a video lasting more than two minutes, to explain his decision to deaprt as well as to thank fans for the affection shown towards him during his five years at the club.

“It has been five incredible years, thank you very much for everything, I will carry you in my heart,” Griezmann said in the video that was published via Atletico’s Twitter account.

“I wanted to tell you that I have made the decision to leave, to face new things, new challenges.

“Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart and see you later.”

Griezman has scored 133 goals in 256 appearances for Atletico since joining from Real Sociedad in 2014.

He has won the Europa League, the Spanish Super Cup and the Uefa Supercup during his time at Atletico and has been the team’s top scorer in each of the last five seasons.