Mario Mandzukic has written an open letter to the players, fans and staff of Atletico Madrid after completing his move to Juventus.
Mandzukic spent only a year at Vicente Calderon but has written of his happiness during his time in Spain in a message published by AS.
“I want to thank all the teammates with whom I shared a dressing room at Atletico, as well as the coaching staff and all the people working at the club,” he began.
“For me it was a pleasure to join the team and be alongside so many great players last season.
“I also want to thank all of the fans for the special support they gave me in every game. It was incredible to live in this environment.
“Now it’s confirmed I’m leaving I’m getting a lot of loving messages from supporters. That means I did my job well.
“It was time to face another challenge in a new League but I will always support the club and now there is one more Atletico fan.”