Gustavo Ayon offered to return to Real Madrid last summer

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Antonis Stroggylakis

14/Oct/20 14:39

Ayon doesn’t exclude an NBA return.

By Eurohoops team /

Two-time EuroLeague champion with Real Madrid Gustavo Ayon said that he asked if it’d be possible to return to the Spanish powerhouse last summer, only to receive a negative answer from the club.

 “I texted Juan Carlos Sánchez (Real Madrid BC Director) but nothing concrete was ever discussed, it was inconsistent,” Ayon said in an interview for Radio Marca. “I left a very good relationship with everyone and he told me that if I ever want to go back (to Real), to let him know. When everything happened, I asked him what chances I had to return and he told me that the situation wasn’t good with everything that was happening. I understand it.
“Returning to Madrid or going to any important organization in European basketball is something that makes me very excited and I hope that opportunity can be given,” Ayon added.
Ayton signed with Mexican club Astros de Jalisco to return to play basketball in his native country for the first time since 2009.
“I was pushed by the idea of being able to be in Mexico, there’s an opportunity to play in an NBA team, to be close to my family,” Ayon said. “I’m not closed to anything, we are looking at options and hoping that there will be an opportunity in which my family is well and I can be close to them,” he added on a potential NBA return.