Joan Bladé, responsible for the basketball section of the Barcelona, made clear during the presentation of Nick Calathes that the azulgranas will not sign Pau Gasol, thus ending all the rumors generated in recent days.
«I want to confirm that at no time has there been any negotiation nor will there be any with Pau Gasol. There has not been, nor will there be. Pau is a very dear person and has an important task in the club, he is a strategic ambassador for the United States market. It is doing a great job and should continue doing it. We want him to fulfill his dream of being able to play in the Tokyo Olympics, ”he assured.
In addition, Albert Soler, director of the professional sports area of Barça, he replied to Llull after his tweet in which he made reference to the « festival » of money spent by the Catalans. «Saying that we have more money or saying that we are a club that has not suffered the economic effects, is not true. We do not comment on the comments of the people, but I take the opportunity to say that Barça is no stranger to the complicated situation, ”he assured in the presentation by Calathes.