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Griezmann reveals ‘right time’ to realize long-held desire of MLS move

Antoine Griezmann - FC Barcelona
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A number of football icons in the recent past spent their last playing days in America – and the Frenchman wants to continue that trend.

Antoine Griezmann is keen on moving to the MLS and feels “the right time” for making the move would be after his FC Barcelona contract expires.

Griezmann is currently on international duty with France, who aim to win the European Championships after winning the World Cup last time out.

The forward leaves his mark on a match more often than not when he dons the France kit, but the same cannot be said when he puts on the Barcelona shirt.

Griezmann has struggled to deliver up to the expectations ever since arriving at Camp Nou on a €120 million move from Atletico Madrid in 2019.

The 30-year-old, though, is planning on honoring the full length of his contract – which runs until Jun 30, 2024 – with the Catalan club.

“I still have three years to go. I have to pay attention to my body, because at any time it can change,” he told Le Figaro.

“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.

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

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