Uruguayan defender, Diego Godin, has confirmed that he will be leaving Spanish side, Atletico Madrid, at the end of the season.
The 33-year-old fought back tears as he declared that his nine-year stay with Los Rojiblancos would be coming to an end in a press conference on Tuesday.
“I’m a little nervous, much more than I am before a game, but I have called everyone here to inform you that these are my final days at the club,” said Godin.
Diego Godin arrived from Villarreal in 2010 and has played 387 games for Atletico, helping the club to a first La Liga title in 18 years in 2013-14.
His most iconic moment as an Atletico Madrid player came in the final match of the league winning season, when he scored a against Barcelona at the Camp Nou to seal the title.
He also won two Europa Leagues, the Copa del Rey, Spanish Super Cup and three Uefa Super Cups with Atletico, as well as reaching the 2014 and 2016 Champions League finals, losing both finals to cross city rivals, Real Madrid.
Godin also confirmed that Manchester United tried to sign him last summer but he opted to sign a contract extension for another year.
He is now widely expected to expected to join Italian side, Inter Milan, on a two-year deal.