By Nikos Varlas/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Joe Ingles had one of the best seasons in his career, got more opportunities after the season ending health issue of Pete Mickael, but Barcelona decided not to use the extension option in his contract. However, that doesn’t mean that the Australian forward can’t return to Catalonia.
According to our sources, Barcelona decided not to use the option for financial reasons and the team is already offering the player a new contract, but with a more modest salary using the “tanteo” right, the Spanish form of restricted free agency. Last season Ingles was reportedly paid 800.000 euros and his renewal option included a raise.