Tornike Shengelia moves away from Barcelona, with which he had a pre-agreement for the next season. The Georgian power forward, as Tutto Sport anticipated, would be close to renewing with the Virtus Bolognawhere he ended up after abruptly leaving the CSKA as soon as the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian army. The agreement would be multi-year and would receive 1.8 million euros for each season.

For months, the player had a pre-agreement with Barçabut there was a deadline in it to execute it and complete the operation, as published by the Twitter account @thehomeofglory. The Barcelona directive did not authorize the hiring of Shengelia for economic reasons and now the Georgian has many ballots to continue with Sergio Scariolo in Bologna.

Shengelia, 2.06 meters and 31 years old, was a very desirable piece for the greats of Europe after leaving CSKA. As the transfer period in the Euroleague was closed, he signed for Virtus until the end of the season. There he is averaging 12.4 points and 6.3 rebounds in the Italian League and 7.5 points and 5.7 rebounds in the Eurocupin which he will play the final after having eliminated Valencia Basketball this very week.

The power forward seems settled in the city and in the club that, as a finalist in the Eurocup, has many ballots to dispute the next edition of the Euroleague. It remains to be known the classification criteria that will establish the maximum continental competition for the next course, where it is intuited that the Russian clubs will not play. By name, prestige, squad and sporting merits, Virtus is a serious candidate to be. And that is another incentive for Shengelia to renew once the pre-agreement with Barça was broken.