ISTANBUL

Turkish center Sertac Sanli moved to Spain’s Barcelona from Anadolu Efes, the Spanish basketball club confirmed on Thursday.

“Barça and Sertac Sanli have reached an agreement, pending the player’s medical, to sign the Turkish center for the next two seasons until 30 June 2023,” Barcelona said in a statement.

“The 2.13m Turk is 29 years old and comes to the Palau Blaugrana from last season’s EuroLeague winners Anadolu Efes,” it added.

Sanli has been a key Anadolu Efes player this season, especially at the Final Four in Germany’s Cologne where he averaged 15.5 points and 5 rebounds to help Efes to win their first EuroLeague title.

He previously made appearances for several Turkish clubs, including Genc Telekom, Galatasaray, TOFAS, Royal Hali Gaziantep,Trabzonspor, and Besiktas.

The 29-year-old won the Turkish League three times – twice with Anadolu Efes and once with Galatasaray.

Sanli became the second Turkish star to play for Barca after Ersan Ilyasova in the club history.

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