“The striker, who requested to depart the membership for private causes, signed the termination of his contract that ran till June 30, 2021,” stated Atlético on its web site.
Costa performed 215 matches and scored 83 objectives for Atlético, serving to the membership win the La Liga title (2014), the Spanish Cup (2013), the Europa League (2018) and two UEFA Tremendous Cups (2010 and 2018), in response to the Spanish group.
The Brazilian-born Costa additionally performed for Chelsea between 2014 and 2017, successful two Premier League titles with the London membership, earlier than returning to the Madrid group.
Atlético is prime of La Liga — on purpose distinction from champion Actual Madrid — however Costa has performed simply seven instances this season and final began a sport on October 17.
“The membership thanks Diego Costa for his dedication throughout these years and desires him nicely within the subsequent stage of his skilled profession,” stated the Atlético assertion.
In a video circulating on social media, Costa may very well be seen laughing and aiming coughs within the course of reporters gathered in Anfield’s blended zone.
“It is a pity that some individuals discover it obscure the importance of this disaster. The participant has repented and apologized when he realized his mistake,” Atletico advised CNN in an announcement.