A couple of weeks ago there was a Greek publication about a possible interest from Bilbao in Vangelis Mantzaris(1.95-PG), one of the new rising stars of Greek League and subsequently of the Greek National Team in the years to come. Mantzaris is continuing his breakout season with Peristeri in Greece but the contract that the team unilaterally activated is coming to its end.
There is a law in the Greek League that says that the teams can unilaterally sign a contract for a maximum of 3 years without the player's consent when they reach the age of 18, subject to terms and conditions. This contract will expire this summer and Mantzaris has yet to sign a new one with Peristeri. According to superbasket.gr, there is another team interested in him now and Valencia as well as Bilbao have set sights on the young star. Mantzaris has averaged so far 8.2 points 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 20 games in the Greek A1 league.
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