July 12, , European media Sportando broke the news that Zhou Qi hired European agent Tadas Blow
Tas, intends to play in the European League next season.
According to breaking news reporter Emiliano Cassia, Zhou Qi has already received the attention of some top European teams and has rejected offers from Chinese teams.
Regarding the European media report, Zhou Qi’s management team responded on the 13th.
First of all, Zhou Qi did hire this European agent, but only out of consideration for his own future development. Zhou Qi has always wanted to go to a higher level of league training and development.
“Zhou Qi has always hoped to be able to train himself in a higher level league, which is why he chose to give up the high salary and high attention in China, and was willing to go to the NBA to pursue his dream. There are already many outstanding athletes in the Chinese sports world who have achieved success in Europe.
With good results, including Zhu Ting and Wu Lei, if you can find a suitable playing opportunity in Europe, it will certainly be a good choice for Zhou Qi,” said Zhou Qi’s management team.
Zhou Qi’s management team also revealed that in addition to the European agent, they also hired an American agent who is in communication with several NBA teams to help Zhou Qi find opportunities to return to the NBA.
Of course, if he does not get the favor of the NBA in the end, Zhou Qi is willing to go to the European League for training, and then wait for the opportunity to return to the NBA.
“After all, the European League is a higher-level league. More and more European players are now entering the NBA. This is also an important reason why Zhou Qi wants to play in Europe,” said Zhou Qi’s management team.
In addition, regarding the statement of “rejecting the offer from the Chinese team” mentioned in the report, many people think that Zhou Qi is unwilling to play on behalf of the Xinjiang men’s basketball team.
This time, Zhou Qi’s management team also gave an explanation.
“In the past three months of negotiations, the contract negotiations between Zhou Qi and the Xinjiang team have been proceeding steadily, and the previous misunderstandings have been completely eliminated,” Zhou Qi’s management team said, “Chairman Sun of the Xinjiang team clearly expressed his welcome.
Zhou Qi’s idea of going home, and invited Zhou Qi and his management team to communicate at home. Zhou Qi also expressed his desire to return to Xinjiang to continue playing, and plans to buy a house in Xinjiang. Once he returns, he plans to stay as a captain in Xinjiang. It’s just that
The two sides still have some differences on specific details, which need to continue to communicate.”