Former Barcelona president Joan Laporta has expressed his issues with the potential arrival of Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann at the Camp Nou in this summer's transfer window.


​Griezmann is on the verge of signing for FC Barcelona in a deal that could see him remain with the Catalan giants until 2024.


Laporta is a firm believer that the Frenchman is overpriced and that he knows Barcelona supporters do not approve of his move to Barcelona.



Speaking to ​Marca about Griezmann's move and price tag, Laporta iterated, "I think that most of the fans don't want him and also, because of his price tag, which I think is exaggerated."


He continued, "I think there are other players with a great impact that could perfectly do what Griezmann can do at Barcelona. If he comes we, all the Catalans will be the first to encourage him, as has happened with all the players who have come."


Laporta, meanwhile is looking to return back to Barcelona in a presidential role as elections are provisionally scheduled for 2021.


Griezmann joined Atletico from Real Sociedad in 2014 and quickly established himself as one of the team's most crucial attacking pieces.


As per WhoScored.com, the Frenchman has had a hand in more than 40 per cent of the team's goals since joining the club.


The 28-year-old has won the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup with Los Rojiblancos as Barcelona have dominated La Liga during his spell in the capital. Rivals Real Madrid have also won the UEFA Champions League three times in that span, twice knocking out Atletico in the process.