Barcelona should never have signed Antoine Griezmann – presidential favourite Font

Barcelona should never have signed forward Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid last year, insists the club’s presidential hopeful Victor Font.

A recent report from ESPN Deportes outlined how Font was the early favourite to win the January elections, although there could be up to 10 candidates for the position.

Font told Cadena Cope on Wednesday night: “Griezmann was a signing that shouldn’t have been made.”

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It was one of a series of eye-catching admissions from the presidential hopeful, as he once again talked up how Xavi Hernandez would be boss under his management and would have a high degree of control, including persuading Lionel Messi to stay at the Camp Nou.

Font also said: “If Xavi asked me to sign Sergio Ramos and it was economically viable, I would sign him.”

Griezmann has endured another difficult opening to the season with the Blaugrana, amid new focus on what his best position in the team can be and there are questions over whether he should be a regular starter going forwards.

Griezmann plays through the middle for France and is at the centre of attacking moves, whilst he is often played on the periphery for the Blaugrana to help accommodate Lionel Messi.

Tags Antoine Griezmann Lionel Messi Sergio Ramos Victor Font

5 Comments

  1. Benedict Bab says:

    Any Barca faithful will admit that going for Griezmann was a miserable mistake taking into consideration how Barca plays. The guy cannot open defences and has negligible dribbling ability. He is a good ahooter though which made him successful at Atletico Madrid… He will be very successful in a team like Liverpool that open up the game moving forward.

    But if he is very determined to work out things in Barca, then he should learn from the free floating movement of Luis Suarez…. Suarez just like Griezmann doesn’t have good dribbling ability to open defences(since barca operates in tight spaces) but his good positioning and free movement made him successful as he moves to create the space and shoot or receive the ball for shooting.

    1. jakepr says:

      As a Liverpool fan, I couldn’t disagree more on your comments about Suarez dribbling ability – see Kuyt’s goal v Man Utd. He is certainly the best player I’ve seen at Anfield, and his knack to get out of tight spots was a joy to behold.

      One of the problems any player has at Barca, is they have to contend with a little player called Messi….

  2. ODIHILI YINUSA says:

    New Barcelona manager should try and used matinbathiwithe as main front 9.

    1. Samuel Edet says:

      Martin Braithwait should be given more time to prove his worth

  3. Yohannes Gebrenugus says:

    Absolutely right, the funny thing is blame for Leo for his weakness 🤣 poor Leo I can’t imagine Barca without Messi disaster, especially at this moment.

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