Pau Gasol officially announced his return to Barcelona 20 years after setting sail for the NBA. The pivot, who has not played an official match for almost two years, He will wear shorts again in the team where he stood out in the quarry. Now his big goal, at 40, will be to win the Euroleague title and compete in the Olympic Games next summer in Tokyo.
The times in this ad they were essential to register Pau Gasol in the Euroleague, whose deadline for adding new players to this season’s rosters was February 24. The player has in his record two NBA titles, a basketball World Cup, three EuroBasket and three Olympic medals, but never managed to win the top continental competition.
Very happy to return home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Força Barça! 🔵🔴 pic.twitter.com/NtfG3UUssE
– Pau Gasol (@paugasol) February 23, 2021
«I am very happy to announce that I am returning home and that I will soon join the ranks of FC Barcelona in basketball. I want to make my skills and experiences available to the club at a key moment of the season at the same time that I continue to progress in my physical condition and begin to pick up the rhythm of the competition, “the player explained in a statement.
Settled in San Francisco in recent months, Gasol will catch a flight that will transport him to his origins. “I am happy to return to the club where I started and I am looking forward to this opportunity and hoping to contribute to the first team soon. I want to thank Barça and the technical team that made my incorporation possible», Said in reference to the coach Sarunas Jasikevicius or the general director of the section Nacho Rodríguez, former teammates of his in his first adventure as a Barça player.