The Colombian central today announced to the Atletico club that he will not remain in the team as he decided to embark on a new stage in the Premier League.
Bernardo Espinosa justified its decision by stating that “the desire to tackle a new sporting challenge” which led him to reject the offer made by the gijonés whole, which land had become the highest – paid player in the entire history of the club.
“It was a very difficult decision because of the love I have for this club and especially the fans who have always given me all their support,” Bernardo said visibly moved, which led him to interrupt his speech several times because of the tears.
Bernardo acknowledged that he made the decision last January, but did not communicate because the club was immersed in the struggle for permanence and that, once achieved, delayed him until now “because of Sporting’s insistence that I stay”.
“It was the heart that marked the times of this announcement,” said the player, who has not revealed his fate, but has said goodbye to everyone from the board to the last of the club’s employees. special emphasis on the fans and the medical team that cured the serious knee injury suffered by the season.
Bernardo said that his family had “felt very loved in Gijon” and that his heart would always be red and white after developing at Sporting ” an exceptional stage” in his sports career