Victor Claver is about to sign a contract as a new player of the Valencia Basket, the club in which he played since 2006 to 2012 before going to the NBA to play for the Portland Trial Blazers. The power forward 2.07 m and 32 years old, recently discarded by the Barcelona, where he has played the last five seasons, has reached a principle of agreement with the taronja club, which could make its hiring official in the next few hours.
The Valencian player he will return like this for nine years to what was his home and where they consider that he still has a way to go to be one of the important pieces of his team next season. Its versatility (can play forward or power forward) and his great defensive intensity they are very much to the liking of the new Valencia Basket coach, Joan Peñarroya, which has given the go-ahead to a signing that could be closed in the next few hours.
Claver is currently concentrated with the Spanish selection, where it is a fixed since 2009, preparing the Tokyo Olympics. With Spain he conquered three golds and one bronze in Europeans, a gold in the last World Cup (2019) and a olympic silver and a bronze.
The Valencian did not count in the plans of Sarunas Jasikevicius, which even left him out of the call in the last matches of the Endesa League final, and although at first it was rumored that he could end in the Real Madrid to supply the most possible march of Usman Garuba to the NBA, it has finally been his first club, the Valencia, who will take over their services.
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