Watch: Atletico Madrid’s Diego Godin tearfully announces departure from La Liga club

Defender Diego Godin was delivered to tears whereas asserting his departure from Atletico Madrid on Tuesday on the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid, Spain.

Godin, 33, launched that he’ll go away the La Liga club this summer season, ending a nine-year tenure. Godin joined Atletico from Villarreall in 2010. He appeared in 387 video video games for Athletico and helped the squad win La Liga for the 2013-2014 season. Godin moreover helped Atletico win two Europo Leagues, the Copa del Rey, a Spanish Super Cup and three UEFA Super Cups.

Godin moreover led the Atletico safety to the Champions League remaining in 2014 and 2016.

“These are my last days and matches at Atlético de Madrid. I wanted to tell you myself due to the love I have for this club and this shirt,” Godin suggested reporters. “This isn’t just a club for me, it’s also been my family and it’s very hard to say goodbye. These have been wonderful years and I want to thank everyone at the club. I’ve grown as a person.”

The Uruguayan thanked all people and began crying all through his farewell announcement.

“We aren’t here to say goodbye to a player who is already a legend, but to thank an extraordinary footballer for everything he has given us throughout these nine seasons,” Atletico president Enrique Cerezo said.

“We are all very proud of you, because we know how much you’ve given us since your first game. Courage and heart. These words define what Atleti means and you are the best example for our Academy players, both on and off the pitch.”

Godin scored 27 targets all through his time at Atletico. He has appeared in basically probably the most video video games for Atletico amongst non-Spanish players. He refused a switch to Manchester United remaining 12 months, because of he wanted to stay at Atletico. Godin is now being linked to a switch to Inter Milan.

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