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08th Sep 2018

Antoine Griezmann is willing to join David Beckham’s MLS franchise

What a coup this would be

Darragh Murphy

If David Beckham is patient, he might be able to bring one of the world’s best forwards to his new MLS franchise.

Antoine Griezmann has admitted that he could be tempted to join Beckham’s Inter Miami CF and see out his career in Major League Soccer.

Earlier this week, Inter Miami revealed their name and club badge, and Beckham is set to begin scouting talent ahead of their first competitive season in 2020.

And Griezmann has confirmed that he’s interested in leading the line for Beckham if the England legend wants him.

“If Beckham wants me in his club, then I’ll go,” Griezmann told L’Equipe . “I want to finish my career in the US. I don’t know yet if it’s going to be in Miami or Los Angeles.

“They are two great cities. I like the mentality and the show culture of the US.”

Griezmann is currently contracted to Atletico Madrid until 2023 after rejecting the advances of Barcelona in the summer.

The Frenchman has been on Barcelona’s radar for several years but could not be persuaded to leave the Wanda Metropolitano while at the peak of his powers.

“It’s like when you get love at home. You’re not going to go anywhere else,” Griezmann said.

“At the club, they’ve done everything to make me feel good, including efforts to sign important players and create a great team. I feel like the base, or the most important piece of the puzzle. That’s what made me stay.

“It’s hard to say no to clubs like Barca but, really, I’m fine here. It’s my home and I want to do something great.”