Atletico Madrid manager, Diego Simeone Cerezo felt disappointed when the news broke out that Antoine Griezmann,his star player will be leaving Wanda Metropolitano at the end of the season,according to the club’s President,Enrique Cerezo
Speaking on COPE’s ‘El Partidazo’ radio show ”Simeone is disappointed, like the others,” Cerezo said.
”Griezmann was determined to leave and there was no chance of convincing him.
”I don’t know or care who Griezmann’s next team will be.
”But when a team wants to pay a release clause, it’s normal to communicate and we haven’t received any messages from anyone just yet.
”Wherever he goes, I hope that he is treated the same as he was here and good luck!”
Linked with a move to Barcelona,Griezmann confirmed on Tuesday, that he is leaving Atletico Madrid at the end of the season.
After meeting with the club President and coach, the France forward took to his official Twitter page to confirm his decision;
”After speaking with coach Diego Simeone, CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin and with people in the club’s hierarchy, I wanted to speak with you, the fans.
”You have always shown me a lot of love and I wanted to be the first to tell you that I’ve taken the decision to leave to see other things and take on other challenges.
”It’s been a difficult route to take, but it’s what I feel I need.
”Thanks for everything during five fantastic years here, where I was able to win my first big trophies.
”There have been some incredible moments that I will always remember. You, the supporters, will always be in my heart.