Sacred champion of France with ASVEL, where he finished the season, Thomas Heurtel will return to the Spanish championship next season. The French international playmaker and ex-Barcelona player is committed to Real Madrid.
Back to square one for Thomas Heurtel (32 years old, 1.89 m). Thanked by FC Barcelona, the French international playmaker had left Catalonia and returned to the French Championship, eleven years after his departure from Strasbourg. The season ended, Heurtel will return to Spain. On Tuesday, Real Madrid announced the arrival next season of the player who started his professional career in Béarn, under the colors of Pau-Lacq-Orthez (Pau-Orthez at the time).
The native of Béziers also went through two other Spanish clubs Alicante (during the 2010-2011 season) and Saski Baskonia (between 2011 and 2014) joins two other French players Vincent Poirier and Fabien Causeur in the Madrid jersey. A fourth experience in Spain therefore awaits the former leader of Barça, who spent four years in Catalonia before dissensions with his coach at the time Sarunas Jasikevicius forced him to take a tangent.
Hit before Yabusele?
Welcomed in the wake by Tony Parker and ASVEL, Heurtel had set sail for the Rhône, where his freelance was crowned with a double Coupe de France and title of champion of France – the first for the one who, on the other hand, already had a Turkish Cup and two Copa del Rey on his record. Also mounted on the roof of Europe in 2013 with the Blues a year before climbing on the podium of the Spanish Worlds, Heurtel will try at Real to inflate a counter which does not yet present any title obtained during its various experiences in Spain.
To achieve his ends, the ex-Villeurbannais could perhaps count on the help of another compatriot and ex-partner in the Rhône during this end of the season which saw our only representative in the Euroleague (competition that was not disputed not Heurtel) to sweep up everything that presented itself at the national level. It is rumored that Guerschon Yabusele could also set sail for Madrid in the offseason.