......with FC Barcelona
It is reported that Ricky Rubio has agreed contractual terms in a FIVE year deal with FC Barcelona that includes a reasonable buyout after 2 seasons.
Here's the link.
Here's the now traditional, but continuously hilarious, computer based translation:
Ricky Blond already a decision has made: wants to continue its career in the Regal FC Barcelona. The base of 18 years has deferred for the time being the leap to the NBA and has elected the offering azulgrana above those of the Real Madrid, the Unicaja and some large European teams, dissipating great part of the doubts that were sifted on their future, although not all. Now it does lack that the Barça arrive at an agreement with the DKV Joventut on the payment of the cancellation clause that includes the contract of the base with the dark green club, in force until 2011. It is clause at the outset is set in 5.7 million euro but the Penya is open to negotiate and speculates that the operation would be able to be closed with the payment of a transfer that would patrol the 3 million euro. Around that figure moved the Real Madrid, that as opposed to the Barça opted for speaking before with the DKV Joventut that with the player. The tuning between the two clubs was very good and even in the last days some mass media gave for insurance the leap of Blonde to the white club. But, save enormous surprise, that will not happen. And the fact is that the Real Madrid cannot give him something that yes can give him the Barça: the possibility to continue living in The Masnou and to maintain stable its school, family environment and of friends, a factor that has had an enormous weight in the decision of the young base of 18 years. The agreement reached between Ricky and the Regal Barça also respects the second great priority of Ricky: includes a clause at the outset toward the NBA from the second year. The contract will be for more seasons (some sources coded it yesterday in five), although from the summer from 2011 the base will be able to break it crediting a penalty provided that being to be gone to the NBA. This will begin patrolling the million of euro and will go reducing each year. All the contrary thing that its slip, that will be increased notably from 2011 if Blonde decides then to continue in the Palau and to postpone a little more its leap wing ties American. One must recall once more than all the operation is pendiende that the Barça and the Penya reach an economic agreement on the transfer, although is evident that the step given by Blonde is fancied decisive and seems difficult a change of course once the player has made a decision in firm. Attentive to the opportunity The bet of the Regal Barça by Ricky has been determined in the last few weeks and did not enter principle in the plans of the club for the next season, as shows the renewal of Jaka Lakovic almost a month ago. The Barça, nevertheless, has seen as they were opened him the doors of an opportunity that could not reject, given the quality and media tug of the young base of The Masnou. The arrival of Ricky to the Barça, united to that of a center to relieve to David Andersen, would leave the team azulgrana with 13 you put on file, one more of them permitted.
(Ed Note: I bumped this post to the front page and added "Report:" to the title. We will try to verify the report as soon as possible.)
UPDATE: Marca has more. Is this just another example of Barcelona and Madrid media going at one another? Marca is reporting that the Barcelona offer is "disappointing" and that Madrid's is more. Whatever the case, I would like to remind our readers that the Spanish sports media covering Rubio is about as reliable as is Fox News is covering Obama. There are axes being grinded here.