Antoine Griezmann was planning another documentary to announce Atletico Madrid depature

Antoine Griezmann will leave Atletico Madrid this summer after five seasons

Antoine Griezmann's future last summer was one of the longest running transfer sagas of the window.

The Frenchman had been heavily linked with Barcelona.

Griezmann eventually decided to announce whether he would leave Atletico Madrid in a documentary named 'La decision'.

In the end, he decided to stay in Madrid and would go on to sign a lucrative new contract.

However, not even a year on from that, Griezmann has now decided he wants to leave the club.

Atletico tweeted a video of Griezmann explaining his decision.

"It's been an incredible five years. Thank you for everything," he said, per the BBC.

"I wanted to tell the fans who have always given me a lot of love that I have taken the decision to leave, to see other things, to have other challenges.

"The truth is it has been difficult to take this route but it is what I feel I need and I would like to thank all of you for the love you have shown me during these five years."

However, that wasn't exactly how Griezmann intended to announce he was leaving.

Antoine Griezmann wanted to make another documentary this summer

According to Manu Carreno of Cadena Ser, the 28-year-old wanted to create another documentary this summer.

Instead of announcing he was staying, Griezmann would announce he was leaving.

'La decision' caused a lot of controversy last summer and Atletico were not prepared for him to create those sort of headlines again.

After finding out his plans Atletico chiefs blocked him from continuing and instead forced him to announce his intent to leave with a message to fans on Twitter.

Antoine Griezmann now looks set to join Barcelona

You just can't make that up. 

Griezmann clearly hadn't learned from his mistakes from last summer.

It now seems almost certain that Griezmann will make the move to Barcelona in the coming months.

According to the Guardian, Barcelona are ready to pay his €125m release clause and are prepared to sell some of their assets to fund the deal.

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