Fenerbahçe Istanbul and Léo Westermann (28 years old, 1.98 m) ended their shared history on Tuesday. The French rear could rebound on the side of Catalonia and FC Barcelona, where an exchange with another French Thomas Heurtel seems in the pipes.
After Partizan Belgrade, CSKA Moscow, Zalgiris Kaunas and Fenerbahçe Istanbul, Léo Westermann (28 years old, 1.98 m) is about to taste a new experience, very likely in another European Grand. After a season spent in Turkey under the colors of Fener, the French rear winner this year of the Turkish Cup with the Stambouliotes is already turning the page. Tuesday, Fenerbahçe announced that the former Limougeaud was not going to continue the adventure in Istanbul, the Westermann club evoking a termination of contract “by mutual consent” for the French, who thus finds himself free on the spot. And according to the information of beIN Sports Turkey, the double Lithuanian champion during his stay in Kaunas and also twice winner of the title of champion of Serbia (two years in a row, in 2013 and 2014) when he was still playing at Partizan should rebound on the side of Spain and FC Barcelona. According to this source, the French international rear also titled with Limoges, in 2015, would indeed be expected in Catalonia.
Towards an exchange with Thomas Heurtel (Barcelona)?
For the little story, at Barça, Westermann would replace a player he knows well, in this case his compatriot Thomas Heurtel (31 years old, 1.89 m), French like him and who is also playing as a leader. The latter wishes to leave Barcelona to join… Fenerbahçe, very interested in the arrival of the former Strasbourg, the colossal salary in Catalonia (the Biterrois extended for € 11 million over three years) and which would allow Barça by leaving to significantly reduce its payroll. On Sunday, without mentioning the possible arrival of Westermann, Lithuanian Barcelona coach Sarunas Jasikevicius had recognized that the club was looking for a solution to be able to let Heurtel go. A solution can be found with the announced arrival of Westermann, probably very quickly called to discover in Spain a championship that he has never experienced before, he who has however moved a lot since his departure from the CSP, there is four years. And who has not finished with his tour of Europe.