Barcelona ahead Antoine Griezmann mentioned he has his sights set on a move to the USA when his present contract ends in 2024, with MLS because the presumed vacation spot.
“My contract with Barcelona runs till June 2024 and after that I feel will probably be the best time to go to the USA,” Griezmann told French newspaper Le Figaro. “I like that nation, that tradition, the NBA, and have a want to find it extra, though I may also have to consider my household.”
The France ahead has beforehand acknowledged his want to play in MLS—in 2018, he mentioned “If Beckham needs me in his membership, then I am going to go,” referring to Inter Miami; he additionally dropped Los Angeles as his different supreme vacation spot—and has by no means been shy to precise his affinity for American tradition, even touring to the U.S. to attend NBA video games throughout his day off. In 2020, when Griezmann modified his quantity from 17 to 7, Brooklyn Nets star Kevin Durant made the announcement for Barcelona.
Griezmann arrived at Barcelona in 2019 in a €120 million ($142 million) move from Atlético Madrid and has spent his total profession in Spain after arising by the Actual Sociedad youth system. However his time at Barça has been marked by struggles; Griezmann’s 9 league targets in his debut season was his lowest La Liga whole since 2011-12.
The 30-year-old scored for defending World Cup champion France in its 1-1 draw with Hungary in the European Championship on Saturday. The aim brings him right into a tie for third-most on the Euros with seven profession targets.
Griezmann additionally mentioned that he values a move to the U.S. due to the relative anonymity that gamers get to get pleasure from, one thing that French compatriot and former New York Pink Bulls star Thierry Henry usually praised.
“That is additionally why I like the USA and why I need to go there, since you go unnoticed, which isn’t the case in France or Spain,” Griezmann mentioned.
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