Diego Costa outside the ranks of Atletico Madrid

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Atletico Madrid announced today, Tuesday, the termination of the Spanish striker Diego Costa contract, 6 months before the end of the contract.

“The club and Costa have reached an agreement to terminate the contract extending to June 30, 2021, at the player’s request for personal reasons,” the club said in an official statement.

“Today, Tuesday, Diego signed the termination of the contract. We thank Costa for his dedication during these years, and we wish him success in the next stage of his professional career.”

It is noteworthy that British reports linked Diego Costa, 32, to a move to Arsenal days later during the Mercato winter.