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GlobalPort owner Mikee Romero on trade offers for Japeth Aguilar: ‘We’re happy with him’

AKTV/Paolo Papa

AKTV/Paolo Papa

GlobalPort Batang Pier team owner Mikee Romero admitted that the squad is drawing interest from other PBA clubs about high-flying forward Japeth Aguilar.

“Yes, he’s involved [in discussions], but it’s not us who wants to trade Japeth. It comes from other teams, which want to get his services,” said Romero.

“But we’re happy with him. He’s a young player who has good potential and we need him.”

Aguilar’s contract expires at the end of the season, and Romero said anything could happen.

“We don’t know what his plans are. But whatever happens, all options are open,” said Romero.

GlobalPort acquired Aguilar in a massive buildup prior to the Commissioner’s Cup that also included trading for Sol Mercado. Despite the changes, the Batang Pier still finished last in the tournament.

Romero said the team is still open to possible changes.

“If there’s an opportunity, why not?” he said, though noting that it’s the GlobalPort bench that needs improvement.

“We need to strengthen our second team. We have already strengthened our starting unit, kailangan na lang ma-establish yung chemistry because it really takes time to do that.”

Romero said that the key to a good performance in the Governors’ Cup also lies in finding the right reinforcement.

“Malas kami sa import last time, so siguro we have enough time now to look for a good import,” he said.

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