Monday, July 30, 2018, 11h51

Xavi Rey arrives for the inside game

Basketball

The Spanish center arrives at Benfica "very motivated" for the new challenge.

Sport Lisboa e Benfica informs that it has secured the signing of the Spanish center Xavi Rey. The basketball player only thinks about helping the team win titles.

The Eagles most recent signing graduated from the schools of Barcelona and has a solid path at teams from the ACB, the Spanish top tier. Manresa, Cajasol Sevilla and Gran Canaria are among those teams and it while representing th later that he got the opportunity to represent the Spanish basketball team. The high point was the bronze medal won in the 2013 European championships.

Between 2014 and 2017, Xavi Rey played for Iberostar Tenerife, Movistar Estudiantes, Montakit Fuenlabrada y Manresa. Last season, the basketball player represented the Turks of Ankara DSI and the Spanish of Tecnyconta Zaragoza.

Xavi Rey

At the age of 31, the athlete arrives with the objective of winning everything with the Reds’ jersey. “I am very motivated for this new challenge. I am aware that there will be pressure to win titles, but I want to experience that and represent such an important club as Benfica. I am very happy”, he said to the Club’s Official Site.

The basketball player hopes to give his best with an eagle on his chest. “I have been playing in a very competitive league such as the ACB for many years and I hope to help the team with my experience. I promise commitment to adapt myself to the League and to be able to help the team as quick as possible”, he stated.

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