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Saras, a l'última Final Four / Foto: ÀLEX CAPARRÓS-FCB.

Tomorrow evening the Lithuanian Olympic basketball team will head to London. It will be the fourth Olympic appearance for Sarunas Jasikevicius, who only needs to pass his medical with FC Barcelona Regal after the Club announced that it had reached a pre-agreement with the player. ‘Saras,’ a positive man that wears a smile on his face nearly all the time, is returning to his second home, Barcelona, after leaving the Palau Blaugrana nine years ago.

No doubts

“I’m very happy to return to Barça after so many years. I always said that I would like to return and when the opportunity presented itself I didn’t hesitate,” said a happy Jasikevicius. The Lithuanian also revealed that this wasn’t the first chance he’s had to come back to FC Barcelona: “in the past I had a chance to return, but for other reasons it didn’t work out. No problems though, it’s gone pretty well for Barça Regal without me.”

Soci [Club member]

Jasikevicius, a Club member since his first stint with Barça, recognised that he’s never hid his love for the team: “I’m a Barça fan and I’ve always said that. The three years that I spent here were marvelous and I’ll always be grateful.”

The Lithuanian admitted that it’s always been tough for him to face Barça Regal while defending the colours of other teams. “I had a terrible time when I had to play at the Palau for another team. Those that know me know how hard it was for me. Furthermore, the Club members have always shown me their love and support. It’s the best thing in the world.”

“Here to help”

The Lithuanian player is very clear that he’s at Barça to “help” the team and he’s committed to “doing whatever Xavi Pascual asks of me. I’m sure it will all work out.”

Excited to see the team at the Camp Nou

Besides being a leader on the basketball court, Jasikevicius admitted that he’s dying to watch the football team at the Camp Nou. “I’ll finally be able to see the team every weekend. I’m a member and I’ll take advantage of my season tickets at the Camp Nou, something that I wasn’t able to do too often when I played abroad.”

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