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PBA teams express trade interest for Alaska star Vic Manuel

Several PBA teams have expressed interest in acquiring Vic Manuel after learning the bruising forward wants out of Alaska, his agent bared.

Veteran agent Danny Espiritu said Manuel rejected the new deal offered by the Aces after his previous contract expired last season.

According to Espiritu, the fresh contract will see Alaska secure the services of Manuel for a year, with a clause that he will get an additional year depending on his performance after the first conference next season.

The 33-year-old star, Espiritu said, initially wanted a three-year contract.

Spin previously reported that Manuel sought a trade.

"Now, all of the dominant teams want him," Espiritu told Rappler in Filipino. "A lot of teams want in on the trade."

"I told them to talk to Alaska. That is their deal to work, not with the agent."

Espiritu said Manuel immediately aimed to sign a new deal with the Aces after his contract expired on August 31 last year but Alaska only opted for an extension until December.

Manuel averaged 15.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in the lone conference of the previous PBA season, helping the Aces reach the Philippine Cup playoffs as the No. 6 seed.

Alaska fell prey to eventual finalist TNT in the quarterfinals.

"If you do not want to lose him, you will find a way to convince him to stay with the team," Espiritu said.

Manuel has been with the Aces for more than 6 years, winning the Mr Quality Minutes award in 2018.

His stint with Alaska saw the team reach the finals in 5 occasions, although a championship remained elusive for the franchise.

The former Philippine School of Business Administration standout got a call-up to the national team and keyed Gilas Pilipinas to a gold-medal finish in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.

Rappler asked Aces head coach Jeffrey Cariaso for a comment but he has yet to respond as of publication time. – Rappler.com

Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.

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