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 By Ian Holyman

Antoine Griezmann hopes to play in Miami for David Beckham in future

Antoine Griezmann has told France Football he would love the chance to play for David Beckham in Miami while he believes Usain Bolt would be the ideal man for Atletico Madrid.

Griezmann, 25, currently has no thoughts of ending his career in Europe as he blossoms into one of continent's major talents.

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However, the man who finished Euro 2016 as top scorer already harbours ambitions of playing for his idol, Beckham, when the former England captain establishes his MLS franchise in Florida.

"I love the States. I want to have an NBA season ticket, and go and watch each game with my children. I already see myself there," said Griezmann, whose Atletico contract runs through to 2021. "I don't know which city yet, but why not in Beckham's franchise in Miami. It would be the best to play under Beckham."

The France striker is sponsored by Puma, the same company that provides Bolt, 30, with his equipment.

Antoine Griezmann says he can already see himself living in the United States.

The nine-time Olympic gold medalist sprinter has made no secret of his love of football, and though a Manchester United fan, the Jamaican superstar will soon train with Borussia Dortmund, also sponsored by the same German sportswear manufacturer.

Pundits are sceptical about Bolt's ability to put his speed to good use on a football pitch, but Griezmann believes the 100- and 200-metre world record holder would be a smash hit in Diego Simeone's side.

"Play against him, no, but with him, yes! I would like him to play up front with me just behind to knock balls deep for him," Griezmann said. "I'd leave him all alone with the goalkeeper. I saw that he's trained a bit with Dortmund and Manchester United.

"Speed isn't everything, but he'd be a great striker at Atletico. Usain Bolt would be perfect for our game. Me behind and him up front. The best!"

Ian is ESPN's French football correspondent. Twitter: @ian_holyman

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