Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann Wants To Finish Career In MLS

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The Sun (UK)

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann is planning to finish out his career, in his 30s, in Major League Soccer.

“World champion, win a Champions League and then I can go and quietly play in the USA. That’s my ideal itinerary. It’s not bad, is it?” Griezmann said of his career plans moving forward, according to Le Figaro.

“If the plan goes like that, I’d sign for that now. I don’t know at which age I want to play in MLS, it’ll all depend on the trophies I’ll have won beforehand. When I’m nearer 32 or 33, I want to be there. I still have to be presentable on the pitch.”

Currently, Griezmann is helping France in their World Cup pursuits.

“Frankly, winning that competition with your country is the best thing possible. I want to finish my career with that trophy in my cabinet,” Griezmann said. “It’ll perhaps be this time, or the one after in Qatar. But I don’t want to finish my life as a footballer without that title among my honours. I think about it very often. It’s an obsession.”

Griezmann is also interested in Olympic gold when the Summer Games are held in Paris in 2024.

“I would really like that, and that could be a dream. I experienced the Euros in France and it was the ultimate blast,” said Griezmann.

“To experience that in 2024 at the Paris Games, I’d sign up for that now. It would be magnificent. Honestly, it could be one of the objectives for the end of my career.”