Barcelona have announced the renewal of Basile’s contract for another season, after failing to land some players-targets that team had in mind.

Today is the last day of vacation for the Italian veteran who will be joining Barcelona’s training session really soon and was delighted to have been offered a new deal and stated:

I’m very happy because I’m still in a great team. It’s what I wanted and eventually I succeeded. Barça gives me the opportunity to continue competing at a very high level and fighting for everything and also with real options to win titles. I got offered a 2-years deal from Italy this summer but there was no question what I wanted, to stay at Barcelona which is like a family for me and it would be ehart-breaking to part ways with them.”

Basile won the Euroleague for the first time in his career last May after competing in the league for 11 seasons.