ANDhe forward Xabi López-Arostegui informed Joventut de Badalona this Monday that he will not fulfill the year of his contract remaining to sign for Valencia Basket, which made the termination clause effective, according to the Catalan club.

López-Arostegui informed Penya this afternoon that he did not accept “an important renewal offer” that was presented to him in January and his decision to “unilaterally terminate” the contract that ended in June 2022, according to Joventut in a statement.

Joventut explained that at the time the player’s agent informed him that the offer “met the expectations” of López-Arostegui. However, the forward delayed his response until this Monday after learning of the interest of other clubs in signing him, as recognized by the player himself last May.

In his official note, La Penya “regrets” the attitude shown by the player due to “the lack of response, in one sense or another, during the last months.”

Xabi López-Arostegui is the second Joventut player to sign for Valencia Basket for next season after point guard Nenad Dimitrijevic, also trained at the green-black club.

In the case of the Macedonian player, the signing by the Valencian club occurred at the beginning of last season when he still had one year left on his contract and this season he played it on loan in Badalona, ??something that the club chaired by Juanan Morales did not made public to announce the departure of his player.