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Spanish basketball legend Pau Gasol has yet to decide about his future but emphasized that the only way he would continue his playing career is if he returned to Barcelona.

Pau Gasol

Pau  Gasol
Position: PF
Age: 41
Height: 213 cm
Weight: 113 kg
Birth place: Barcelona, Spain

The 41-year-old spoke at a press conference at the Gasol Foundation and discussed his potential future.

"I don’t see myself playing for another team in Europe other than Barcelona. ​​It wouldn’t make sense to me," Gasol said, as adapted by Marca. "It depends more on me and my family, we have been in the sport that I love for many years, and that has been and is a part of my life that cannot be replaced.

I have taken time after Tokyo to think and disconnect. If I continue playing, I take risks because I have squeezed my body a lot. I have to see the pros and cons. I have a couple more laps left, but stability is something that we haven’t had in my family. There are days when I feel like training again, and other days I don’t see it so clearly."

FC Barcelona's head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius addressed Gasol's situation back in August and didn't seem focused on pressuring him to return as soon as possible.

"When he gets tired of golf, he will eventually call us. Now he's playing golf a lot, and he has to get better. Seriously speaking, we have no news from Pau Gasol, and, for now, we continue with what we have," Jasikevicius said.

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