Interviewed in the United States, Antoine Griezmann made it clear where he would play once he left FC Barcelona and played in the 2022 World Cup.
Things are clear for Antoine Griezmann (29); the career plan is almost already written.
Arriving at FC Barcelona last summer, the 2018 world champion had some difficulties finding his place in the Blaugrana attack, despite fairly good statistics (8 goals and four assists in 26 La Liga matches), but it’s where he wanted to be.
And the native of Macon already knows what he wants once he leaves Camp Nou.
Questioned by the Los Angeles Times, via the Zoom application, the three-color international (78 selections, 30 achievements) very clearly expressed his desire: to join American Major League Soccer. “I don’t know which team, but I really want to play there.
It’s a goal for me to end my career in the United States with the opportunity to play well and be part of the team and fight for a title, “he said.
A timing already set.
A very clear message, which will not surprise anyone since he has already expressed his desire to evolve across the Atlantic several times as one of his references, David Beckham.
What is new is that he gave the timing this time. “But first I want to win La Liga, the Champions League with Barça.
There is another World Cup in Qatar, and after that, it will be MLS,” he said.
To sum up, at the end of the 2022/23 season, when he will be 32 years old, Antoine Griezmann, to whom there will only be one more year of contract with Barça (June 2024), has a great chance of joining the American championship.
This is likely to disappoint more than one European team …