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Antoine Griezmann has revealed that he only plans to spend three more years plying his trade in Europe before making a move to the USA to play in the MLS.
The 30-year-old forward has spent his entire professional career so far in La Liga, with spells at Real Sociedad, Atletico Madrid and now Barcelona.
He is currently featuring for France at the Euros, and scored their equaliser in the 1-1 draw with Hungary on Saturday.
Griezmann is known to be a big basketball fan, and clearly has a big interest in the American way of life.
And speaking in an interview with French outlet Le Figaro, he admitted that it would be a dream to finish his career in the country in a few years time.
Antoine Griezmann has set his sights on a future move to the USA
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"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 said.
"I love that country, that culture, the NBA, and have a desire to discover it more, although I will also have to think about my family.
He also said that part of the appeal of leaving Europe would be to have less attention on him, adding: "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."
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Griezmann and his France side have still manage to all but qualify for the last-16 in the Euros despite their disappointing draw with Hungary, and they will finish their Group F campaign with a game against Portugal on Wednesday.
Griezmann had a bizarre excuse for France's slip-up in Budapest – telling reporters after the match that he and his side are not used to playing in front of supporters.
"We are out of the habit of a full stadium," he said. "The match was very difficult with the public. We didn't get along.
"The pitch was dry. It was hot and heavy but we knew that before the start.
"We were caught on the blocks and we paid for it.
"It is the Euros, with great nations and great players and, even against Hungary, it is hard."
He also insisted Karim Benzema would start scoring soon despite the striker again failing to find the back of the net in the encounter.
"I think each attacker wants to score the first goal and the quicker he does that, the better it is for everybody," he added.
"As soon as Karim gets one in the net, that will help him. We just need to be patient and remain confident.
"I think he wants to score just like Kylian and just like me, when you’re a striker you need to score to be able to play. He helps a lot in the attack and as soon as he does score, the water will start flowing."