Spanish radio station Cadena SER is reporting that Real Madrid will make free-agent-to-be Tiago Splitter their top target during the offseason.

The report, translated stateside at, describes the bid as a long-shot.

Splitter, is well-known in Spain’s Liga ACB, where he played 10 seasons for three clubs. He was the 2010 MVP with Tau Cerámica, before joining the Spurs for the 2010-11 NBA season. The Brazilian became a naturalized citizen of Spain in 2004, and his wife is Spanish.

Splitter has established himself as a fixture in the starting lineup in his third season with the Spurs. While his raw numbers remained roughly the same from last season — 10.3 points and 6.4 rebounds in 2012-13 compared to 9.3 and 5.2 in 2011-12 — Splitter has provided a consistent defensive presence alongside Tim Duncan.

It remains to be seen if Real Madrid, holder of a record 30 Spanish titles, can afford Splitter. With his size and utility as an above-average pick-and-roll player, Splitter would seem to be in line for an NBA contract ranging from $6-10 million per season.