Barça announced this Monday that Victor Claver he will not continue to be part of the squad next season after the agreement reached to terminate the commitment that bound both parties until June 2022. It is a cold farewell after five years as a Barça player in which the Valencia forward has played 279 games , being a key element in the conquest of two Cups in the era Pesic (2017 and 2018) and this year of the double with Jasikevicius.
The Valencian, who is concentrated with the Spanish team that prepares the Olympic Games from Tokyo, I could now return to Valencia
Basket, one of the clubs keenly interested in your services.
Claver He signed for Barça in the summer of 2016 from Lokomotiv
Kuban, after having completed his stage in the NBA. Complementary player capable of providing versatility and intangibles, this season has been hampered by injuries and the greatly reduced opportunities he has enjoyed in the team, especially in attack.
With the march of Claver speculation began before the final sprint of the season, in view of the cutting needs faced by the Barça squad. By then, the Valencian made clear his interest in continuing in the entity and complying with the agreement. “I signed a contract here because I was comfortable and I want to fulfill my contract. This year has not been very easy for me and I want to recover my best version and be with this team to recover those feelings, “he said on May 10 on Onda Cero’s ‘4 Cuartos’ program.
Weighed down by economic problems, the entity needs to reduce the wage bill in its workforce and Claver, as can also happen with Adam
Hanga, was one of the main affected by being one of the players with the longest time at the club. These two marches would be added to that of Heurtel, another player with a contract with whom it was necessary to agree to the termination.
Apart from this, the club also ruled out expanding commitments with Pustovyi and the continuity of Westermann, which was signed until 2022 and for which it seems that the Partizan.
These departures would allow the team to be renewed with new players. After the arrival of the Turk Sertac
Sanli the incorporation of Lithuanian is expected to be confirmed in the coming days Rokas
Jokubaitis and everything will be at the expense of the interest in Nico being realized Laprovittola and an agreement can be reached for Nikola Kalinic.
Claver has played 279 games with the Barça shirt, registering averages of 2.2 points and 2.2 rebounds this season in just 12.9 minutes per game in all competitions. This past season the reduction of his prominence has been evident compared to the previous one, in which he averaged almost 6 points on average playing 20.4 minutes per game. The decrease in scoring is explained, in addition to that reduction in minutes, by the fewer opportunities in shooting: it has gone from shooting 2.2 triples (with 42.7% correct) and 4.2 shots from two per game to shoot only 1.2 triples and 1.9 this season