CSKA reportedly trying to lure Rokas Jokubaitis away from Barcelona

2021-05-31T18:19:02+00:00 2021-05-31T18:23:54+00:00.

Antonis Stroggylakis

31/May/21 18:19


Just when Barcelona looked to be Jokubaitis’ next destination, CSKA has entered the picture.

By Eurohoops team / info@eurohoops.net

CSKA Moscow is trying to acquire guard Rokas Jokubaitis from Zalgiris Kaunas despite a verbal agreement between the young player and Barcelona, according to Mundo Deportivo.

The report says that CSKA is offering to pay the full sum of Jokubaitis’ buyout (about $350,000) in order to secure adding player and while Barcelona has offered to pay just a part of the clause due to liquidity problems. The Blaugrana had made a proposal to Zalgiris to give them a part of the compensation they may get if and when Jokubaitis moves to an NBA team.

Jokubaitis, 20, is considered by Barcelona as a potential replacement for Leandro Bolmaro who will likely be headed to the Minnesota Timberwolves in summer.