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Oct 12, 2016; Orlando, FL, USA; San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol (16) looks on against the Orlando Magic during the first quarter at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Spanish international Pau Gasol has agreed a three-year contract to stay with the San Antonio Spurs.

The deal, first reported by ESPN, includes a partial guarantee in the third year of the contract.

The 37-year-old will be starting his 17th NBA season. The six-time All-Star has averaged 17.9 points and 9.4 rebounds in his illustrious career that includes two NBA championships.

Gasol will now turn his attention to helping the Spanish national team land back-to-back Eurobasket titles this summer and their fourth gold in five attempts.

Pau Gasol is gunning for back-to-back Eurobasket gold medals this summer with Spain. Photo: Mansoor Ahmed

Inking Gasol, and also signing free agents Rudy Gay, Brandon Paul and Joffrey Lauvergne further highlights the successful off-season for the Spurs, who are also finalising a deal to re-sign Manu Ginobili for his 16th season with San Antonio.

The Spurs will also be licking their lips at the prospect of potentially going for Cleveland Cavaliers star guard Kyrie Irving, who has stunned world basketball by reportedly saying to Cavs staff that he wants to be traded.

It has been reported that San Antonio is one of the 2014 FIBA World Cup MVP’s desired destinations.