Saul Niguez has made the big reveal about his "new club", which is the creation of a youth team in his home region of Alicante.
The Atletico Madrid midfielder had the rumor mill turning earlier this week when he posted a cryptic message on social media that read "New club: I'll announce [it] in three days".
THERE IS A NEW TEAM IN THE CITY pic.twitter.com/fjhtJLW4El— Club Costa City (@clubcostacity) June 3, 2020
However, with six years to run on his Atletico contract and a reported €150million release clause, it always seemed a little unlikely Saul's news would be transfer-related.
And so it has proven to be, with the 25-year-old announcing the creation of Costa City Club along with his brother Aaron.
The structure of the Costa City project, which is being sponsored by Nike, will see teams comprised of boys and girls aged between four and 18.
Saul said: "We have been developing this exciting and beautiful project for several years and I am very happy to be able to present it and make it official today."
Atletico are due to return to LaLiga action following the suspension of top-flight football in Spain as a result of the coronavirus pandemic with an away fixture at Athletic Bilbao on June 14.