Griezmann still keen to move to MLS after Barcelona contract expires

Antoine Griezmann says he still wants to move to the United States after his contract at Barcelona expires.

The France international said last year that a move to MLS has long been one of his career goals.

The 30-year-old has three more years on his Camp Nou contract and says he might then end up leaving Europe to experience the American lifestyle.

What was said?

When asked if he would switch to MLS at the age of 32 or 33, Griezmann told Le Figaro: “I still have three years left. I have to take care of my body, because at any time he can switch.

“My contract with Barcelona runs until June 2024 and after that I think it will be a good time to go to the United States.

“I love this country, the culture, the NBA and the desire for adventure attracts me, but I also have a family that I should move there.

“I would like to end my career there but be good enough on the court and win MLS, instead of coming in with nothing to give and looking like nothing on the court. It wouldn’t make sense.”

How did Griezmann play at Barcelona?

Griezmann was Barcelona’s second-highest goalscorer in La Liga last season.

The former Real Sociedad and Atletico Madrid star has scored 13 times as the Camp Nou side finished third in the table.

He also scored two goals in the Champions League and three in the Copa del Rey, including one in the final as the Catalan side beat Athletic Club 4-0.

How is he with France?

The striker is a regular holder of the France team of Didier Deschamps.

Griezmann scored in each of France’s friendly wins ahead of Euro 2020 against Wales and Bulgaria, and he played the full 90 minutes of France’s two Euro 2021 matches.

He scored the French equalizer in a 1-1 draw against Hungary in Budapest. Watch it below:

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