Canada club set to splash out millions for SBW
TRANSFER SPOTLIGHT: A Canadian club are willing ‘to do whatever it takes’ in their bid to seal the signature of All Blacks Sonny Bill Williams.
According to foxsports.com.au, the Toronto Wolfpack, who play in the UK Championship, have made an offer to Williams after meeting with his agent in the Middle East last year.
The report suggests the Canadian side will have to table around $5 million to bring Williams back to the league.
Williams is set to feature in the All Blacks World Cup squad in September, but his plans following the prestigious event are still unknown.
The 33-year-old, who will be out of contract following the global event in Japan, hinted that he might bid farewell to the 15-a-side game and may take up coaching or even return to rugby league.
However, with loads of speculations making the rounds Toronto Wolfpack seems to have made an early play for his services.
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“We are working towards making Sonny Bill Williams a Wolfpack player for 2020,” Toronto’s owner David Argyle confirmed to foxsports.com.au
“We would love to have him join the Wolfpack family and we will pay whatever it takes to make that happen,” Argyle said.
“The excitement he would bring to the sport of rugby league in this country would be incredible.
“Sonny is a phenomenal athlete. He is rugby’s LeBron James and we see his recruitment as bigger than when David Beckham joined LA Galaxy. He is box office and puts bums on seats,” he added.
Williams will make his first Super Rugby start of the 2019 season this Saturday when the Blues take on the Sharks at Eden Park in Auckland.