Pau Gasol does not rule out staying at Barça for another year

Published:4/08/2021 - 08:42h

Updated:4/08/2021 - 08:42h

Pau Gasol said goodbye to the Spanish team this past Tuesday after the defeat against the United States in the quarterfinals of the Games. However, the Catalan did not rule out staying at Barça for another year

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Pau Gasol played this past Tuesday his last party with the Spanish selection of basketball. Spain fell against United States in the quarter-finals of the Olympic games of Tokyo and with this defeat the one of Sant Boi put end to a full stage of successes with the combined national. However, the goodbye of the Catalan to 'The Family' does not involve that it go to withdraw, as he same indicated after the party.

"East was my last party with the selection, now have to decide, digest, speak with my family if it is worth it to follow playing to the basketball or if it would have to step to a side to other challenges" aimed in front of the media. Some statements that leave the open door to his withdrawal of the basketball, but also to his return to the FC Barcelona, where played several months the past season.

Although in front of United States physically did not give the level, reason whereby did not play in all the second part, in the Euroliga and especially in the ACB, already has showed that it can follow marking differences. With the Barça the past course left very good performances and feelings, reason whereby in the club would be loved to be able to to have he at least another year more.

Nevertheless, everything will depend on Pau and of the decision that take beside his family, as he same has stood out. In case that it decide to follow a campaign more, his wage will go back to be the minimum, since from the entity have economic problems bass and are not in disposal to pay him more. Luckily, in this case, it seems that the wage would not be any problem to the hour to arrive to an agreement with him.

But in spite of leaving the open door to be followed in active, in the words of Gasol gave off some air of withdrawal. "It has been a lot of alone work a lot of altibajos, a lot of uncertainty, but at the same time has been worth it a lot, from the day that could debut with the Barça in the Euroliga and finish the season to a very high level and until this month and half that have been with the selection, can not be prouder and happy, independently of the result", commented to the means.

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It will be necessary to see what finishes happening finally, since the Barcelona seems to have covered the place of '5'. The Barcelona had Brandon Davies and this summer have done official the arrival of Sanli pertinent of the Anadolu Efes. Pau would be the third pívot and, in principle, would play less than what played the past season. It can that this also influence in the Catalan to the hour to take a decision.

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