ANDhe Barcelona has announced what was sensed, that Víctor Claver was not going to continue in the team despite having one more season of involvement. The forward, who came to the club in 2016 from Lokomotiv Kuban, did not have the confidence of Sarunas Jasikevicius and has seen his contract terminated. Claver has played a total of 279 games with Barcelona, ??with which he won the last Endesa League and three Copas del Rey (2018, 2019 and 2021).
The 32-year-old 2.07 meter forward is currently concentrating with the Spanish team preparing for the Tokyo Games. Despite not having played much this season, he is an important piece in Sergio Scariolo’s schemes. With the national team, he has won seven medals, including gold from the 2019 World Cup, played in China.
Claver is now free and everything indicates that he will return to Valencia Basket, a team in which he grew up and in which he debuted in the elite before leaving for the NBA in 2012 to play for the Blazers. There he would probably occupy the place of Nikola Kalinic, whose claim is to play the Euroleague and he already knows Barcelona’s interest in signing him, although he is subject to the right of first refusal and it would be necessary to negotiate with the taronja club to get him out of the Fonteta.
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