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Atletico Madrid Release Diego Costa

Atletico Madrid has announced they have agreed to terminate Diego Costa’s contract with immediate effect.

Costa had requested to be released from his contract, which was due to expire at the end of June, for personal reasons.

Costa was in his third spell at the La Liga club. The Brazilian-born Spanish International also spent three years playing for Chelsea, between 2014 and 2017.

The club released a statement saying, “Atlético de Madrid and Diego Costa have reached an agreement for the termination of the striker’s contract, which was to end on June 30, 2021.”

“The striker asked to leave the club for personal reasons a few days ago and on Tuesday signed the termination of his contract.”

“Since he arrived at our club in 2006 at age just 17, the forward played 215 official matches in two stages, scoring 83 goals and providing 36 assists.”

“During his time at Atlético de Madrid, he won one LaLiga title (2013-14), one Copa del Rey (2013), one Europa League (2018) and two UEFA Super Cups (2010 and 2018).”

“The club thanks Diego Costa for his dedication during these years and wishes him well in the next stage of his professional career.”

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