Antoine Griezmann wants to close out his storied career in Major League Soccer, the French superstar said on a Zoom call with reporters to promote Barcelona’s new streaming service.
And, for the first time he offered a timeline — after the 2022 World Cup.
“Winning La Liga and the Champions League with Barca would be a dream, and also my objective,” he said in Spanish. “After that winning whatever comes. There’s another World Cup so the World Cup in Qatar. And after that MLS.”
However, it’s a bit too early to order your Griezmann jersey because he offered no hints on any potential landing spots.
“I don’t know with which team, but I really want to play there,” he said. "For me it’s an objective to end my career in the United States with the possibility of playing well and being a big part of the team and fighting for a title.”
The 29-year-old doubled down on a statement he made two years ago, when fresh off leading France to a World Cup victory in 2018, he told French outlet L’Equipe he wanted to end his career in MLS.
However, at that time, he did mention David Beckham’s Inter Miami CF or one of the Los Angeles clubs a a possible preferred destination.
“If he [Beckham] wants me in his club, then I'll go. I want to finish my career in the US,” Griezmann said at the time. “I don't know yet if it's going to be in Miami or LA. They are two great cities. I like the mentality and the show culture of the United States.”
Griezmann, who has eight goals and four assists in his first season with Barcelona, has just started a five-year, $95 million contract with the Catalan giants.