Antoine Griezmann on MLS Move: 'If Beckham Wants Me' I'll Go to Inter Miami

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistSeptember 8, 2018

VIGO, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 01:  Antoine Griezmann of Atletico de Madrid looks on during the La Liga match between RC Celta de Vigo and Club Atletico de Madrid at Abanca Balaidos Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Vigo, Spain  (Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)
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Atletico Madrid superstar and 2018 FIFA World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann has said he would be open to joining David Beckham's Major League Soccer outfit, Inter Miami, if the England legend wants his services.

The Frenchman spoke to L'Equipe and said a future move to MLS would interest him and that he's particularly interested in two sunnier climes, one of which will soon house Beckham's club (h/t FourFourTwo):

"If Beckham wants me in his club, then I'll go.

"I want to finish my career in the U.S. I don't know yet if it's going to be in Miami or Los Angeles. Two great cities.

"I like the mentality and the show culture of the U.S."

Beckham recently revealed the name of the Miami-based club that he began officially forming in 2013, which is scheduled to make its MLS debut in the 2020 season:

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Griezmann is on the verge of his prime playing years after turning 27 in March, and it's unimaginable that he'd leave Europe for the United States in the foreseeable future, having signed a new contract earlier this year.

The striker ended months of speculation linking him with an Atletico exit by penning a new deal at the Wanda Metropolitano until June 2023, at which point he will be 32.

Barcelona and Manchester United were both interested in the France international before his new contract in Madrid was confirmed, per Sports Mediaset (h/t

However, Griezmann was happy to commit to Los Rojiblancos:

This isn't the first time Diego Simeone's star man has teased the prospect of linking up with Beckham's Miami franchise.

As Yahoo Sport UK highlighted in December 2016, he's long held such plans:

Griezmann is considered one of the best forwards on the planet and won the Silver Boot at this summer's World Cup. He was also selected fourth in UEFA's The Best Player awards in 2018.

France manager Didier Deschamps is among the attacker's biggest admirers, and the 49-year-old recently stated his belief that Griezmann deserved to win FIFA's The Best accolade:

MLS fans can at least look forward to the prospect of having Griezmann among the league's ranks one day, and Inter Miami supporters will have hopes their club will be home to the France icon.