JAPETH Aguilar is coming home on January 26.
This information came from no less than Talk N’ Text Tropang Texters team owner Manny V. Pangilinan, who told Spin.ph that he, too, is waiting for Aguilar’s return to the country.
The businessman tycoon, however, said the Texters are not letting go of the 6-9 slotman just yet amid talk that his arrival could trigger a four-team deal involving three other big men.
Pangilinan said he still wants to talk the the cager before deciding on the next course of action.
“Let’s wait for him first. We want to talk to him first. They told me he’s arriving on the 26th,” said the billionaire sportsman.
When asked if Talk n’ Text still needs Aguilar considering that the team has been dominating the current conference without the enigmatic forward, Pangilinan replied: “We will be happy to have him (again), he’s a tall player. So let’s wait for him as a matter of courtesy.”
The high flying 6-9 power forward has Talk 'N Text hanging since last September when he decided to go to the US and pursue his dream to play in the NBA.
The farthest he has gone so far was be a practice player for NBA D-League side Sta. Cruz Warriors.
The Texters still hold the signing rights on Aguilar and have said that a previous offer to the player is still on the table. But in his absence, several deals have been explored by other teams interested in acquiring him.
The most logical was a four-team trade that also involved Ginebra's Kerby Raymundo, Meralco's Jay-R Reyes, and Globalport's Rabeh Al-Hussaini and would see Aguilar ending up with the Gin Kings.
A source told Spin.ph that aside from the four-team trade proposal, there are two other trade options that revolve around the first pick overall of the 2009 rookie draft.