TERRENCE Romeo finally got his true worth in the PBA.
The explosive 24-year-old shooting guard formally signed a new three-year contract with Globalport guaranteeing a maximum monthly salary of P420,000, validating his status as a certified league superstar.
The deal is worth P15.12 million excluding perks.
Romeo was in the company of team manager Bonnie Tan and Globalport alternate governor Eric Arejola when the contract was signed.
“The last time we talked, we’re just trying to finalize minor details in the contract, pero he (Romeo) already agreed in principle to a three-year, max deal,” related Tan to SPIN.ph on Wednesday.
“But now everything has been formalized as Terrence finally signed the contract.”
The long-term deal is a testament to the Batang Pier’s trust on the ability of Romeo to lead a franchise that keeps getting better every season.
Romeo’s backcourt mate Stanley Pringle is likewise just finalizing a few details in a new deal he’ll have with the Batang Pier, assuring their explosive partnership with the franchise will remain intact.
The duo of Romeo and Pringle was responsible for steering the team owned by Mikee Romero to its first ever semifinal appearance during the last Philippine Cup when the Batang Pier beat Barangay Ginebra in a sudden-death for the right to face Alaska in the Final Four.
The season about to conclude also proved to be the best in the history of Globalport as the Batang Pier posted a 17-23 (win-loss) slate, surpassing the best previous mark of the team at 16-22 established just last year.
Romeo and Pringle came to Globalport one after the other. The Far Eastern University stalwart came aboard in 2013 as the no. 5 overall pick in the draft, while the Fil-Am guard was the top pick overall in the draft the following year.