Diego Costa’s second colchonera adventure is over. The 32-year-old striker had asked to terminate his contract with Atlético de Madrid, the current lease expiring in June 2021. Little used by Diego Simeone, the former Chelsea received the green light from his club a few years ago weeks, but some aspects still had to be negotiated. It is now done. Atlético de Madrid has just announced the news, while for his part, El Mundo , reveals the underside of the agreement reached this morning for the player to be released from his contract.
Atlético thus agreed to lower this penalty clause which forced the player to pay 25 million euros to the Rojiblancos if he signed up with a Spanish rival or another team participating in the Champions League. An agreement was thus found around 15 million euros. In total, he will have made 215 appearances for the Colchoneros, scoring 83 goals and delivering 36 assists.
“The Hispano-Brazilian player requested the club to leave for personal reasons a few days ago and on Tuesday he signed the termination of his contract, which frees him from the club,” said the club from the capital to About the striker who had a secondary role this season, helmed by Luis Suarez and handicapped by physical problems. The main concerned will now settle some personal concerns in Brazil before choosing his future club, and according to the Spanish media he would like to continue in Europe.