The most anticipated return in Barcelona. Although the news had leaked over the weekend, this Tuesday Barcelona made official the incorporation of basketball player Pau Gasol, who will wear the Blaugrana shirt again after his long stay of almost 20 years in the NBA.
In this way, The experienced 40-year-old pivot signed until the end of the season and will have the luxury of putting an end to an exalted career at the club where he was born, back in 1999, and try to say present at the Tokyo Olympics.
Through his social networks, the player could not help his joy: “I am very happy to announce that I am returning home and that I will soon join Barcelona. I want to make my skills and experience available to the club at a key moment of the season as I continue to progress in my physical condition and start to pick up the pace of competition. I am happy to return to the club where I started and I am looking forward to this opportunity”.
In this way, Gasoline, who won two rings with the Los Angeles Lakers, will be placed under the command of Lithuanian coach Sarunas Jasikevicius, with whom he coincided as a player in Barcelona that won the league and the Copa del Rey in 2001, with him dazzling as MVP of both finals with just 20 years.
In recent seasons, physical problems threatened the regularity of Spanish. In 2019, he underwent surgery for a navicular stress fracture in his left foot and in 2020 he underwent surgery again. Now, the dream of leaving the Barça at the top of Europe.