Nikola Mirotic | Photo: ZUMAPRESS.com-Scanpix
Nikola Mirotic will continue his career with Olimpia Milano of the ULEB Euroleague. announced club. The contract was concluded for three years.
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Although the amount of the contract is not known, it is assumed that he will remain one of the highest paid players in Europe. It was previously known that the Athens “Panathinaikos” is ready to pay him four million dollars per season.
It was previously predicted that Mirotic would move to Partizan Belgrade, but later the Euroleague star said that due to threats he would not continue his career in any of the Belgrade divisions – neither in Partizan, nor in Red Star. The player had many suitors who managed to negotiate with Barcelona on the terms of termination of the contract, and his choice fell on the Italian team.
In the meantime, Partizan issued a press release after the botched transfer calling Mirotić’s threats a slip of the tongue. The Partizan press release claims that the threat is just a warning, and the real reasons are different. “Despite all efforts and discussions over several weeks, Mirotic will not be joining our team,” the statement said. “We note that the conditions changed several times, but the club always found an opportunity to fulfill them and a couple of days ago sent Mirotica to sign a three-year contract.
At the same time, information became public that some persons were threatening Miroch and that there was reason to worry about his safety if he became a Partizan player. President (of the club) Mihajlovic, sporting director Savić and coach Obradovic stressed several times that there is no cause for concern and that he is very welcome in Serbia. The club has also contacted the authorities and, taking advantage of the situation, we would like to thank Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić, who personally invited the player to Serbia and confirmed that the safety of both him and his family is guaranteed,” the club said in a statement. stressing that he also has written evidence.