The puzzle of Diego Costa’s future at Atletico Madrid has finally been answered. After tinged with confusing news, in the end the two parties agreed to terminate the contract ahead of the 2021 winter transfer market.
Yes, actually the issue of separation between Atletico Madrid and Diego Costa has been heard since the last few weeks.
According to information heard, the Brazilian-blooded player is reluctant to continue the rest of his contract at Atletico Madrid, which actually still remains until the end of the 2020/21 season.
It was very understandable when Costa asked for a contract termination, considering that in the first half of this season, he rarely got the opportunity to appear. In fact, Diego Simeone only played Costa in seven matches in the Spanish La Liga.
This situation cannot be separated from the arrival of Luis Suarez last summer. As is known, the Uruguay striker joined from Barcelona through a relatively cheap ransom.
Considering that he was still able to play on the field and compete at the highest level, Diego Costa then submitted a contract termination for the remaining six months, starting in January 2021.
Well, the submission from Diego Costa was then granted by Atletico Madrid. This is known through the official announcement of Los Rojiblancos.
“Atletico Madrid and Diego Costa have reached an agreement for the termination of the striker’s contract, which will be completed on 30 June 2021,” wrote the club.
In further information, Atletico Madrid can ensure that this agreement is reached based on a joint decision and at the player’s request. In other words, the club and the players don’t have any problems.
“The striker asked to leave the club for personal reasons a few days ago, and on Tuesday signed a termination of his contract.”
“The club thanks Diego Costa for his dedication in recent years and wishes him all the best in the next chapter of his career,” said a club statement.
As for the official announcement, it means that Diego Costa will not be included in the Atletico Madrid squad list for the match against Getafe on Thursday (31/12). The match itself will be held at the Wanda Metropolitano.