La Liga side, Atletico Madrid, have terminated their contract with Spain international, Diego Costa, giving him the chance to exit the club as a free agent.

The development was confirmed in a statement released on the club’s official website on Tuesday.

“Atletico 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 statement said.

“The striker asked to leave the club for personal reasons a few days ago and on Tuesday signed the termination of his contract. The club thanks Diego Costa for his dedication during these years and wishes him well in the next stage of his professional career.”

The striker returned to Atletico Madrid from English Premier League side, Chelsea in 2018 has only managed to score 12 goals in his 61 La Liga appearances.

The 32-year-old is currently linked with some clubs in the English Premier League.

By Okpara Kenneth

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