Rarely is the is the will of a player and a team to work together so declared. Known for its ability of transforming young promising players into established stars, Partizan wants to get Jaka Klobučar to Belgrade and the Slovenian wants it more than anything. Negociations between the two parties are well advanced and unless something unusual gets in the way, the 22-year-old guard will land in Serbia in the next two weeks.
Klobučar still has two years remaining in his contract with Olimpija, but given the poor financial situation the club is in, it won't oppose a move. Also the fact that previous coach Duško Vujošević is not with Partizan anymore doesn't make it less appealing for the Slovenian national team player, who believes new coach Vlada Jovanović basically works in the same system as his mentor.
In a career that began in Krka Novo Mesto in 2003, Klobučar later wore the jerseys of Slovan and powerhouse Olimpija. Last season he averaged 5.9 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists over 27 Adriatic League games and 2.3 points per game in the Euroleague.
UPDATE: As expected, Klobučar signed a three-year deal with Partizan.