Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann: Premier League move would suit me
Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has said he would like to either stay in La Liga or move to the Premier League if he leaves the Vicente Calderon in future.
Speaking to TF1's Telefoot, the France international said that "for the moment, I am good at Atletico" but added that he wanted to start winning trophies.
But he said that would not be at either Real Madrid or Barcelona.
"I cannot go to Real -- there is a pact between the two clubs that prohibits a transfer," he said. "At Barca, there is no pact but their front three are indispensable."
Griezmann, 25, stressed that moving on "is not necessarily one of my objectives" and said that although Paris Saint-Germain were an attractive proposition, Ligue 1 did not have the same allure as La Liga or the Premier League.
"PSG? It is an interesting possibility but Ligue 1 does not interest me for now," Griezmann said. "I would prefer to stay in La Liga or go to the Premier League."
Griezmann is one of the leading contenders for this year's Ballon d'Or after helping Atletico to the 2016 Champions League final and inspiring France to the final of Euro 2016.
However, he admits he has a tough task in winning the award given he faces competition from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
"The Ballon d'Or is one of my objectives, but it will be complicated so long as Ronaldo and Messi are around," Griezmann said.
"Cristiano Ronaldo will be a legend of the game in 10 years' time or so. It is up to me to keep working hard to reach that level. I work hard every day to improve.
"Ronaldo has enjoyed a great season. He won the Champions League and Euro 2016. It would be deserved if he wins the Ballon d'Or. But there is always Messi to take into account. He is present every year when it comes to the Ballon d'Or."
Jonathan Johnson covers PSG and the French national team for ESPN FC. Twitter: @Jon_LeGossip.