“The striker, who questioned to leave the club for private motives, signed the termination of his deal that ran right until June 30, 2021,” claimed Atlético on its website.
Costa played 215 matches and scored 83 aims for Atlético, assisting the club win the La Liga title (2014), the Spanish Cup (2013), the Europa League (2018) and two UEFA Tremendous Cups (2010 and 2018), according to the Spanish workforce.
The Brazilian-born Costa also performed for Chelsea in between 2014 and 2017, profitable two Premier League titles with the London club, before returning to the Madrid group.
Atlético is top rated of La Liga — on purpose change from winner Genuine Madrid — but Costa has played just 7 periods this time and very last started out a game on October 17.
“The club many thanks Diego Costa for his dedication throughout these a long time and wishes him well in the next stage of his specialist job,” mentioned the Atlético statement.
In a video clip circulating on social media, Costa could be viewed laughing and aiming coughs in the path of reporters collected in Anfield’s mixed zone.
“It really is a pity that some folks locate it tricky to have an understanding of the importance of this disaster. The participant has repented and apologized when he recognized his miscalculation,” Atletico instructed CNN in a statement.