Negotiations for GlobalPort guard Terrence Romeo is ongoing with the reigning PBA Most Improved Player eyeing a three-year maximum extension deal.
Romeo’s representative Nino Reyes said talks have actually gone back and forth in recent weeks with GlobalPort board governor Erick Arejola.
“We’ve gone back and forth with GlobalPort but we’re gonna meet with Erick Arejola when I get back for the final negotiation,” Reyes told FOX Sports in an overseas call from Laos.
“We want what is best for Terrence and GlobalPort,” added the grandson of Far Eastern University patriarch Nicanor Reyes, Sr.
The 24-year-old Romeo’s original three-year rookie contract is set to expire at the end of August.
Romeo, selected 5th overall by GlobalPort in the 2013 PBA Rookie Draft, is now a rising star for the Mikee Romero-owned franchise. His stock rose further after playing a key role in Gilas Pilipinas’ silver medal finishes in the 2015 William Jones Cup and Fiba-Asia men’s championships in Changsa, China, respectively.
He also made it back to Gilas Pilipinas in the recent FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament early this month.
“If GlobalPort is happy with Terrence’s performance so far, I’m sure that it will be easy for us to come up with a mutually beneficial understanding,” he added.
The 24-year-old Romeo is averaging 21 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists for the Batang Pier in the ongoing PBA Governors Cup. – Richard Dy
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