By Eurohoops team/ email@example.com
Real Madrid will not match the contract offered to Willy Hernangomez by Barcelona, as the Spanish Liga Endesa officially announced, and the Catalan club signed him with a three year deal.
The Spanish center is leaving the NBA, as Barcelona presented him with an offer sheet five days ago. However, Real Madrid had until midnight the right of “tanteo”, which is practically the Spanish version of free agency.
The “Whites” could match the contract and sign the player. However, they are focused on extending Walter Tavares’ contract and Hernangomez moved to Barcelona.
It was expected that Real Madrid will not match the offer, but until the last moment, everything could have happened.
After all, Willy is the MVP of Eurobasket 2022, a star for the Spanish national team, and a player of huge value to Spanish clubs. Plus, he already played for Real Madrid before moving to the NBA.
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Following the 2015-16 stint with Madrid and one year after being selected with the 35th overall pick of the 2015 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers, he moved to the league based in North America for the 2016-17 season.
The co-star of the 2022 film Hustle, Juan Hernangomez may follow the same path as his older brother with 350 NBA appearances between the Toronto Raptors, Utah Jazz, San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, and Denver Nuggets.
The 27-year-old power forward was drafted with the 15th overall pick by the Nuggets in 2016, following two professional seasons with Movistar Estudiantes in Spain’s Liga Endesa.
Barcelona has already presented him with a contract offer and expects his answer.