According to Italian media, Filip Filipović is leaving Pro Recco. The MVP of the recently finished European Championships is rumored to stay in Barcelona to play for Barceloneta.
Filipović is a 31-years-old, left-handed, Serbian player who had won the gold medal with his national team, in addition to his MVP award. He was the captain of the Serbian team and now there’s talking of him joining Barceloneta.
Even though the rumors are yet to be confirmed, Filipović is not denying the new contract from the Spaniards. At the moment, the problem is his current contract with Pro Recco since he has another year to play in the Italian club.
The situation is definitely unusual. A year ago, the Serbian player already said he’s ready to leave Pro Recco. It seems that situation changed with Ratko Rudić coming to Pro Recco as a new coach.
Additionally, Filipović talked about the tight finals Serbia and Spain played:
“Spain started very strong. They showed great energy and extraordinary team play. We won a difficult game, but honestly, I think that without the Perrone’s 4:3, we would have won before, without the penalties.”
“Anyway, a little bit of help from Spain was to be expected, and Italy knows it well,” he says, referring to Figlioli’s phantom goal in the semi-final. “But as they say in Italy… San Giovanni does not deceive. Winning four consecutive European trophies is not for everyone. Again we have shown that Serbia is made up of great players who form an extraordinary group, capable of overcoming any difficulty.”
It’s clear that Filipović has to decide soon. With the new season behind the corner, it will surely be a difficult decision.
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