Perovic, the first reinforcement
Regal FC Barcelona has reached an agreement in principle with Kosta Perovic. The Serbian power forward, from the P. Electronics Valencia team that has been free-will sign a contract that will keep him with Barca for the next three years.
Once he passes the relevant medical examination, Perovic will become the first reinforcement of Regal Barça for the 2010-11 season. He is a powerful player in the game thanks to its 217 centimeters in hight and 109 kilos in weight, and this season he has scored an average of 8.4 points per game.
FC Barcelona reserves the option to terminate the contractual relationship with the player once the second season ends.
The Eurocup 2010, his last title
Kosta Perovic arrived in September 2008 in Valencia, where he played two seasons where he won the Eurocup. The Orange club and the player himself have made public on Monday they have agreed to rescind the contract that bound him for one more season to the club.
Another World Cup
The Serbian power forward, adds to the list of players that Barça will have participating from in the World Cup.
Perovic: “I want to try and win it all”
On Monday morning he had the usual medial examinations and at 7 pm attended a press conference in the Camp Nou. Perovic was accompanied by the director responsible for basketball, Joan Bladé, and technical secretary Joan Creus.
“I believe I can help this team”
The former Power Electronics Valencia centre told reporters. “I’m very happy to be here. It’s the dream of every player to have the chance to play with the European champions. I know I’ll have a good coach and some good team-mates. I believe I can help this team. I want to try and win it all next season”.
Joan Bladé explained that the player had signed a two-year deal with an option for a third year. He stressed that his two years’ experience in the ACB with Valencia would help him adapt quickly: “Let’s hope he integrates quickly into the team”.
Potential for improvement
According to Joan Creus: “He‘s a young player – 25 – with a great deal of potential for improvement. Getting a player of these characteristics will help our inside game”.
”He’ll strengthen the team both offensively and defensively. He’s good with his back to the ring, which is something we lacked. This quality will strengthen the team ahead of the many challenges we face this season. We’ve got a lot of hope deposited in him”.
Finally, Joan Creus pointed out that players like Perovic were highly sought after in European basketball: “At the most there are five players of his standard. I believe he’ll adapt to the team because of his characteristics. He’s skilful and agile in spite of his height. He’ll help us with the inside game. He’s creative and looks for his team-mates. He can take on responsibility. He reads the game well and passes the ball well”.