Atletico Madrid has terminated the contract of Spanish forward, Diego Costa with immediate effect.
Costa, in his second spell at the club had informed club officials of his desire to leave the club six months before his contract expired.
“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,” a statement on Atletico’s official website reads.
“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.”
He has struggled for fitness since his return in 2018, managing to score only 12 goals in 61 matches.