Griezmann: Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font slams club for signing Frenchman

Griezmann: Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font slams club for signing Frenchman

- Antoine Griezmann joined Barcelona from Spanish giants Atletico Madrid

- Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font said the club should not have signed him

- The Catalans' presidential election will be taking place on January 24

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Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font has slammed the Catalans for their decision to sign France international Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid last year.

Since joining Barcelona in the summer of 2019, the Frenchman has been struggling for form with reports claiming that Griezmann is having fractured relationship with with Lionel Messi.

Font who is running to take over from Josep Bartomeu when the Barcelona presidential election takes place on January 24 has given his verdict on Griezmann.

According to the report on Daily Mail, Font explained that the signing of Antoine Griezmann should not have been made at Barcelona.

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''Griezmann was a signing that shouldn't have been made.''

The 48-year-old also explained that he has a plan to bring back Barcelona legend Xavi to the Nou Camp as gaffer of the side.

''If Xavi asked me to sign Sergio Ramos and it was economically viable, I would sign him.''

Antoine Griezmann spent five years at Atletico Madrid where he scored 94 goals in 180 games before he departed the side.

Since he teamed up with Barcelona in 2019, Antoine Griezmann has played 42 games so far scoring 11 goals for the Catalans.

He has also played 86 games for the French national team and has scored 33 goals since 2014.

Griezmann: Barcelona presidential candidate Victor Font slams club for signing Frenchman

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Lionel Messi who is the captain of Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona expressed disappointment after being questioned on his private jet by Spanish tax agency.

This was after the Argentine superstar returned to Barcelona from international duty with his country Argentina in which the tax officers entered his jet.

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According to the report on UK Sun, five Spanish tax workers stormed into Lionel Messi's customized jet and they asked him to provide documents for the property.

The report added that after being questioned thoroughly, Lionel Messi was then ordered to pay tax before he was allowed to leave the Barcelona airport.

Four years ago, Lionel Messi and his father were accused of not paying tax by the Spanish authority in which the Barcelona star wanted to leave the Nou Camp then.

Meanwhile, Barcelona are currently occupying eight position on the Spanish La Liga table with 11 points after seven games played so far.

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