He Barça basketball team has secured the incorporation of the French base Leo Westermann, 28 years old and 1.98 tall, shortly before the closing of the Euroleague market. Although the incorporation of the former player of the Fenerbahce was subject in principle to the departure of ThomasHurtlel, The Barça leadership has decided to move forward with the signing, without having resolved the pulse with the still Barça base, who still does not accept the club’s proposal to leave.
Westermann will sign a contract for the remainder of the season and one more year, withHurtlethe most important economic part of the operation will go to the balance of the next year, thus avoiding the generation of more deficits as required by the managing boarHurtlepresides Carltuquesets to give you the green light. The player has agreed to postpone a portion of what he must collect for this campaign.
Westermann has undergone a medical examination this Wednesday morning at the Hospital de Barcelona, the last formality before registering for the European competition, and plans to join the team training this afternoon to integrate as soon as possible in the dynamics of the team he leads Jasikevicius conversation, who already had him at his command for two seasons in the Zalgiris of Kaunas (2018 and 2019) and this Thursday could even give him a few minutes in the Euroleague game against Valencia at the Palau (9:00 p.m.).
The Barcelona coach is the one who has bet strongly on the incorporation of Westermann due to the lack of harmonHurtleHeurtel, WithHurtlethe Lithuanian coach has not finished connecting, despite the fact that Beziers’ point guard has been one of the key pieces in the last two Barcelona titles, the 2018 and 2019 Cups, in whichHurtlel was chosen the MVP. Jasikevicius He has always defended thatHurtlel should play in theposition, andion and he has not accepted the role.
The incorporation of Westermann leaves in a complicated situationHurtlel, who wanted to leave the Palau to go to Madrid and he seemed willing to extend the pulse with the club until the last consequences, after the serious incident that took place at the Istanbul airport, a European displacement of the Barça team at the end of December.
After the conflict has cooled down and with the incorporation of a new resolved base, Barça is willing to reach an agreement for the French player to disengage, but as long as it is to go play another League and not to sign for a team from the ACB. The club does not want to repeat the episode of the American base Tyrese Rice who, in 2017, he removed from the discipline of the first team and put to train in the subsidiary, Barça B, before the player made his way to the Chinese League.
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Westermann He is a player who was already in the orbit of Barça a few years ago, when he wore the Limoges shirt. In 2014, it was leakeHurtlethere was a pre-agreement for his arrival at the Palau, but it never materialized. Since then, the player has passed through the raAlgeriahe Zalgiris, he CSKA Moscow and started this season in the Fenerbahce, where he has not finished acclimatizing to the orders of the Serbian technician Igor Kokoskov.
Of conditions other thaHurtle of Heurtel, the new Barça signing has less scoring but is more complete in some aspects, defends better and has a great vision of the game,Hurtlewill complement the team perfectly. Nick calathes, the only pure base that the team has,Hurtleit has used as an alternative to Adam Hanga Bolerondro Bolmaro.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.