Football-France’s Griezmann targets MLS in 2024, Sports News – .

Football-France’s Griezmann targets MLS in 2024, Sports News – .

French striker Antoine Griezmann says he would like to see his days as a player in Major League Soccer to fulfill a long-standing desire to live in the United States.

Griezmann, who is set to make his 50th straight start for France in the Euro 2020 game against Hungary on Saturday, has long been fascinated with life in the United States and is a huge basketball fan, is often going to NBA games when he has free time.

The forward has had a rather disappointing time at Barcelona since joining the Catalans from Atletico Madrid for 120million euros ($ 142million), but has said he would like to stay at the club until the end of his contract.

“My contract with Barcelona runs until June 2024 and after that I think it will be the right time to go to the United States,” Griezmann told French newspaper Le Figaro on Saturday.

“I love this country, this culture, the NBA, and I want to discover it more, even if I will also have to think of my family. “

Griezmann, 30, has never shied away from being in the limelight and made a 2018 documentary titled The Decision about his dilemma of staying at Atletico or joining Barcelona, ​​inspired by a program of the same name. on LeBron James’ passage from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Miami Heat in 2010.

But he said he was tired of the constant media attention and believes his privacy and that of his family would be more respected in the United States.

“This is also why I love the United States and why I want to go there, because you go unnoticed, which is not the case in France or Spain,” he added.

Griezmann’s Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi has also expressed a desire to live in the United States.


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