Diego Costa rescinds contract with Atletico

MADRID—Atletico Madrid have agreed to rescind striker Diego Costa’s contract, the La Liga leaders said on Tuesday.

A statement from Atletico said the 32-year-old, whose contract runs out in June 2021, had asked several days ago to leave the club immediately for personal reasons and on Tuesday he signed his release from his current deal.

“We have spent a lot of time together over the years, he has given us a lot and we have given him a lot too,” Atletico coach Diego Simeone told a news conference moments after it was announced Costa was leaving.

“We spoke about his personal issues and the club wanted to help him without harming its own interests and we feel better now we ha…

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