Valencia Basket matches the Real Madrid offer for Nikola Kalinic and demands 500.000 euros in order for the transfer to be completed, per mozzartsport.com. The Barcelona is willing to pay 400,000 euros.
If the two sides agree on the sum, the Catalans will be one step closer to Kalinic, but they will need to also agree with the player. Kalinic has opted out of his Crvena Zvezda contract following a successful season both in the EuroLeague and in the ABA League.
The report refers to the fact that several EuroLeague clubs are monitoring the situation in case the Serbian player did not reach an agreement with FC Barcelona. The Catalans recently signed Tomas Satoransky and Jan Vesely.
Kalinic averaged 12.6 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per EuroLeague contest, and 11.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per ABA League game. Valencia will be among the clubs returning to EuroLeague level next season.
Valencia recently added Chris Jones from LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne. The American guard was the first signing of the offseason for the Spanish club, who participated in the 2021-22 Eurocup the past season.