The French World Cup winner signed a five-year cope with Atletico final season and had a launch clause inserted into his contract which can drop to £104million on July 1.
Griezmann rejected a transfer to Barcelona final summer season however the membership introduced on Tuesday night time on that he has now determined to maneuver on.
The 28-year-old mentioned in a video posted on the membership’s Twitter account: “I needed to inform you that I’ve made the choice to depart to expertise new issues and have new challenges.
“It’s been very onerous for me to take this path, however I really feel that it’s what I would like.
“I needed to thanks for all of the love you’ve given me in these 5 years, through which I’ve received my first necessary trophies with a membership. They had been unimaginable moments that I’ll at all times bear in mind.
“The reality is you’re in my coronary heart.”
Griezmann was annoyed at his aspect’s early exit from the Champions League – Atletico had been dismantled by a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick – whereas his aspect once more missed out to Barcelona for the title.
It now appears to be like sure that he shall be transferring to LaLiga rivals Barca.
Camp Nou chiefs are believed to have previously offered the Frenchman a contract till 2024 the place he would earn £13million-per-year.
Final summer season, Blaugrana stars Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Gerard Pique actively inspired the membership to signal the striker so Barca deal-makers know a possible deal will bode nicely with the present squad.
Griezmann left Actual Sociedad for Atletico in July 2014 and has scored 94 targets in 179 LaLiga video games and an extra 21 in 48 within the Champions League.
He’ll play his final recreation for the membership on Saturday away at Levante.