England lock Maro Itoje in line for 'stunning contract' offer to secure his services - Ruck

England lock Maro Itoje in line for ‘stunning contract’ offer to secure his services

In a stunning turn of events, England rugby sensation Maro Itoje is poised to extend his stay at Saracens, solidifying his status as the highest-paid player for the London club in the upcoming 2024/25 Premiership season.

The threat looming over Itoje’s position arose with the confirmation that all Premiership clubs would now be restricted to just one marquee player slot, as opposed to the current allowance of two, both of which are currently occupied by Itoje and Owen Farrell.

Initial speculation hinted at Itoje potentially being sacrificed to retain Farrell, but recent reports suggest that the club captain is now on the verge of a move to Racing 92. Although the club has officially stated that no deal has been finalized, they haven’t refuted the claims of interest in Farrell or the occurrence of talks.

Amidst the uncertainties, Saracens, led by coach Stuart Lancaster, have been actively seeking a prominent figure at fly-half since the departure of Scotland’s Finn Russell to Bath last summer. England and Harlequins playmaker Marcus Smith engaged in discussions with the club but eventually chose to re-sign with Quins.

With Farrell’s probable departure, Itoje is set to maintain his marquee player status, potentially securing a lucrative three-year deal worth nearly £1 million per season. This marks a substantial increase from his current salary range of £700,000 to £750,000 per season.

The unfolding developments promise an exciting chapter for Itoje and Saracens as they navigate the dynamic landscape of Premiership rugby.


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England Stars Partners:

Below, you will find a list of the players’ partners, along with additional information about each of them:

#1. Beth Dolling (Marcus Smith)

Beth Dolling, whose Instagram handle is @bethdolling, is presently romantically involved with Marcus Smith, the fly-half for Harlequins.

Their relationship began in 2019, but the details of their initial encounter remain undisclosed. Beth is not only a model but also a singer, having participated in various campaigns for renowned brands like PrettyLittleThing, Missy Empire, and Rebellious.

She is affiliated with M Models in Manchester and Body London, showcasing glimpses of her fashion shoots on her Instagram story.

With 34,000 followers on Instagram, Beth keeps her fans engaged with her captivating content.