By the Eurohoops team/ [email protected]
Dubai is already working to form a super team as soon as possible and thus dispel the main doubt that the rest of the Euroleague clubs have to include them in the competition, as reported by the Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo.
Players such as Vasilije Micic, Shane Larkin, Nikola Mirotic, Kostas and Mike James are in the spotlight in Dubai with the EuroLeague recently announcing talks between them and Dubai investors.
If confirmed, Dubai’s arrival on the scene could completely change the balance of power in European basketball. Renovating an out-of-contract franchise player now can be an impossible task for teams. Even players under current contract will not be left out of the market given the financial potential of the Arab project, which can pay release clauses if necessary.
According to the report, in order to secure a license for the Euroleague club and the organization of the 2024, 2025 and 2026 Final Four, Dubai brings to the table an argument in which it has no rival: the money and the offer to become the main sponsor. of the competition through Emirates Airlines, with a contract that would multiply several times the income reported by the agreement with Turkish Airlines, the current leading partner of the Euroleague, which pays around 10 million euros annually.