Atletico Madrid has officially confirmed the termination of Diego Costa’s contract.
Costa, who returned to Atleti from Chelsea in 2018, has scored only 19 goals in 81 games in his second spell with Diego Simeone’s side.
Rumours emerged a few days ago stating the 32-year-old was to be released six months before the end of his contract, and Atleti announced the termination of his deal on Tuesday afternoon.
Costa has been linked with a January move to Arsenal upon his exit with the striker planning to remain in Europe and play at the highest level.
The Brazil-born Spain international was a big success in the Premier League, with his combative style standing him in good stead in English football.
He scored 52 goals in 89 games for Chelsea from 2014 to 2017 and helped the club win two league titles.
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