Andrea Bargnani, in an interview with La Stampa, said that he is getting the Canadian citizenship, considering the political and economic moment which Italy is living. Bargnani also confirmed that next summer will be joining the Italian National Team for the Qualification to Eurobasket 2013 in Slovenia.
"I am getting the Canadian citizenship" said Bargnani. "During the lockout there was the chance for me to sign with Roma but the negotiation was never concrete. The hurdles were the insurance and my salary. I read few times that my Italian agent spoke with few teams, but I don't have anymore an Italian agent. About the National Team, I have always played with Italy, I will be with them next year too" ended Bargnani.