Atletico Madrid have reached a mutual settlement with Diego Costa to terminate the Spain worldwide striker’s keep on the membership.
The previous Chelsea ahead’s cope with the La Liga giants was set to run out in June 2021 however he has requested the membership to finish his keep prematurely as a consequence of private causes.
It means the 32-year-old will now be capable of be a part of a brand new membership on a free switch within the January switch window.
“Atlético de Madrid and Diego Costa have reached an settlement for the termination of the striker’s contract, which was to finish on June 30, 2021,” an Atletico assertion learn on Tuesday.
“The striker requested to depart the membership for private causes just a few days in the past and on Tuesday signed the termination of his contract.
“The membership thanks Diego Costa for his dedication throughout these years and desires him effectively within the subsequent stage of his skilled profession.”
“We’ve spent loads of time collectively through the years, he has given us rather a lot and we have now given him rather a lot too,” Atletico coach Diego Simeone stated on Tuesday.
“We spoke about his private points and the membership wished to assist him with out harming its personal pursuits and we really feel higher now we have now resolved the problem.
“He felt the necessity to discover a new problem, and I am certain wherever he goes he’ll do effectively, as a result of he is a fighter.”
Costa initially joined Atletico in 2006 aged simply 17 and scored 43 targets in 94 appearances for the membership between 2010 and 2014.
He helped Simeone’s facet to the Spanish title in 2014 with 27 targets however missed out on that yr’s Champions League with an extra-time defeat to Actual Madrid in Lisbon.
He joined Chelsea in 2014 in a £34.2m deal and went on to attain 58 targets in 120 appearances for the membership, successful two Premier League titles at Stamford Bridge underneath Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte.
Nonetheless, he was frozen out on the membership by Conte in the summertime of 2017 and returned to Atletico in a £54m deal the next January.
The striker instantly helped Diego Simeone’s facet win the Europa League with a 3-Zero closing win towards Marseille and the UEFA Tremendous Cup towards Actual Madrid.
However his spell was repeatedly interrupted by accidents and he struggled to make an impression, regardless of beginning 43 La Liga matches since rejoining.
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