Barça prohibits access to his plane in Heurtel, against a background of refused transfer

Thomas Heurtel was to engage this Tuesday with Fenerbahçe, while the French international was traveling with Barcelona as part of the EuroLeague. Except that the playmaker refused to sign in Turkey, at the same time negotiating with Real Madrid. Very angry, Barça refused access to his plane to the French leader, left in Istanbul.

The situation is tense between Thomas Heurtel and Barcelona. The departure of the French international from Fenerbahçe Istanbul was to be formalized this Tuesday evening, a few hours after a meeting lost by the Catalans in EuroLeague against Anadolu Efes (86-79). The blaugrana club had an agreement for an exchange with the Turkish club, to then recover another French leader, Léo Westermann.

A feeling of « betrayal »

Except that Thomas Heurtel is determined to make his voice heard and does not intend to join Fenerbahçe, as part of a transfer imposed on him by Barça. At the same time, the Héraultais would have found an agreement last week with Real Madrid, Barça’s historic rival. A situation that does not please the club blaugrana at all. As a retaliatory measure, Barcelona denied Heurtel access to the return plane, leaving the Frenchman at Istanbul airport. The player trained at Pau-Orthez was not on the scoresheet for this EuroLeaue poster either.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona would not have appreciated the positions of Thomas Heurtel and Beobasket, the agency which looks after the player’s interests. According to the Catalan club’s version, the 31-year-old Frenchman said he wanted to sign in Turkey to break his contract, negotiating with Real Madrid at the same time.

The planned exchange with Westermann should no longer take place. The current Fenerbahçe player is represented by the same agency as his compatriot, playing in the same position of playmaker.

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