Facundo Campazzo changes agent and is close to returning to Madrid
The Argentine point guard has signed up with Quique Villalobos at BDA. He would sign on a three-years deal worth three million euros gross.
Facundo Campazzo is a little closer to returning to Real Madrid. According to Mundo Deportivo, the Argentine point guard will sign for the next three seasons where he will earn three million euros gross (before taxes). The terms and salary is similar to the ones in his previous contract with Real Madrid, which he signed in the summer of 2019, before heading to the NBA to join the Denver Nuggets, at the end of November 2020.
However, it remains to be seen what will happen with the outstanding details of his release clause with Real Madrid. Facu still owes €2.6 million of the €6 million that he agreed to pay for leaving the Spanish club for the NBA. The Argentina international reached an agreement with Madrid to pay 40% of his annual net salary to settle his debt when he made the leap to Colorado. In December 2022, he signed a two-season deal with Red Star Belgrade as a free agent, earning €1.8 and €2.5 million net with an exit clause that if triggered, would release him this summer for $50,000.
The 32-year-old’s decision to head back to the Spanish league was preceded by a change in his representation agency. He left Octagon to sign up with RBA together with Madrid-born agent, Quique Villalobos. During his three seasons at Real Madrid, Campazzo was, among other things, a father figure for Luka Doncic, helping the young Slovenian almost the from the beginning of his career.
Campazzo has spent some time thinking about his future - a process that has always taken him back to the same place: Madrid. In the capital where he would be reunited with his old friend Gabriel Deck and it was also where he spent five of his seven seasons in Spain - the last four in a row, from 2017 to 2021, following two seasons out on loan at UCAM Murcia. With Los Blancos, he won a total of 11 trophies: two Euroleagues, three Endesa Leagues, two Copas del Rey and four Super Cups.
His decision also comes after ruling out dizzying offers from Ergin Ataman’s new-look Panathinaikos as well as from Anadolu Efes who this summer could be left without Vasilije Micic - one of its big stars and the main architect of the Turkish team’s golden age in which it has won the last two Euroleagues.