Pau Gasol’s response falls short of confirming a deal with FC Barcelona .
The veteran forward/center himself clarified his current status via Twitter following the multiple reports about Pau Gasol returning to FC Barcelona. He mentioned that from his left foot surgery, he remains focused on his recovery.
“After hearing the news out of Spain today, I wanted to share that I remain focused on my recovery and I am not ready to get back to competing just yet. As soon as I have something to announce, I will do so via my social media channels. Thank you very much for your support!” he wrote.
Gasol, 40, hopes to be ready for the planned Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. In order to earn a spot in Sergio Scariolo’s squad, he will be looking to recover and get into shape. He will further update his status when he deems it necessary, as noted in his message.
He did not confirm or deny the Saturday reports that surfaced. If he ultimately chooses to return to Barcelona, he is expected to play for a minimum wage in Spain, much lower than his NBA contracts, as set by the collective agreement.
On the other side of the Atlantic, the experienced bigman spent the last two decades but jumped out of Barca back in 1998 before being selected with the 3rd pick of the 2001 NBA draft. He may be on his way back to the team based in Catalonia twenty years after his departure.