Leeks: Atletico Madrid player Antoine Griezmann has confirmed his decision to leave the club at the end of the season after five years.
"After talking with Cholo [Diego Simeone], Miguel Angel and the people from the offices, I wanted to talk to the fans who have given me a lot of love," Goal quoted Griezmann, as saying.
"I have decided to leave, see other things, have other challenges and with great difficulty, this is what I feel and I need," the World Cup winner added.
Griezmann's final match with the club will be against Levante to be played on May 18. The 28-year old also stated that it has been a very important stage for him and he enjoyed a lot.
"It's been five great years where I've won my first important trophies with a club. It's been a very important stage," he said.
"I have enjoyed a lot, I have left everything in the field, I have tried to behave well, I have tried to give joy to the people who have come to the Metropolitano and also away from home, and I only have gratitude for all of you," Griezmann added.