The real Madrid will not exercise the right of first refusal over Willy Hernangómez because it’s off the market. This has been confirmed to this newspaper by reliable sources close to the player. Barcelona presented on the 7th an offer for the MVP of the past Eurobasket that exceeds four million euros per yearan amount that does not fit into Madrid’s budget.
The player is inclined to sign for Barça, although He has the option to continue in the NBA after the New Orleans Pelicans did not renew him last month and is now a free agent in the North American professional market. It is practically certain that, after the resignation of Real Madrid to face the high cost of the first refusal clause Willy Hernangómez wears the Barcelona shirt in the ACB from next season.
Willy Hernángomez (29 years old and 2.11 meters) was trained in the Madrid youth academy, but last week he already spoke about the possibility of playing for Barca. “I am from the Real Madrid academy, but in the end I want to play and feel important. Fight for titles. I don’t close doors to anything. It’s a winning and champion team… In the end it’s a job. An opportunity. And if the circumstances arise, it would be necessary to think about it a lot. However, I don’t want to close the doors to anything,” he said. Willy who from 11:59 p.m. this Wednesday will be the new addition of Barcelona.