FC Barcelona pays 400,000 euros to Real Madrid for the rights of Juan Núñez

FC Barcelona pays 400,000 euros to Real Madrid for the rights of Juan Núñez

He FC Barcelona has paid 400.000 euros to Real Madrid for the rights of Juan Nunez, According to the newspaper, Brand. The Catalan club is looking to sign the youth player from the white club on a multi-year contract and thus reinforce the point guard position. The same media has stated that Barça would pay 1.5 million per season to the young 20-year-old player and that in his contract there would be an NBA clause.

In this way, Núñez will be able to play in the Euroleague and gain experience before making the jump to the North American basketball league. The point guard was selected in the second round of the 2024 draft by the San Antonio SpursThe Texas franchise has the position of playmaker very well covered, with the newly signed Chris Paul and Tre Jones and it seems difficult that the player could count on important minutes.

The Madrid native recently learned that he was the coach’s last choice Sergio Scariolo for the call-up of the Spanish team for the Olympic Games after competing in the pre-Olympic tournament.

This would be the third signing of the club chaired by Joan Laporta after the signings of the shooting guard Kevin Punter (ex Partizan Belgrade) and the coach Joan Peñarroya (ex Baskonia and Valencia among others).

Strengthening the base position

After the more than probable departure of Ricky Rubio (who was not registered with the right of first refusal so that he could sign for the team he wanted, most likely the Youth of Badalona) and the low footage of Rokas Jokubaitis (who is participating in the NBA Summer League with the New York Knicks), the club has been clear that it needs to sign a point guard.

In fact, this is what the technical director of FC Barcelona said, Juan Carlos Navarroduring Peñarroya’s presentation about Núñez: “We have liked Juan for a long time but nothing has been finalized yet. He would fit very well into our team.“.

2024-07-10 10:40:03
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