As Sale Sharks South African contingent, including Faf de Klerk, look set to move one, reports suggest Director of Rugby Alex Sanderson has a number of high-profile players on his shopping list.
#1. George Ford
- Age: 28
- Position: Fly-half
- Honours: England, 76 caps
Sharks have confirmed they’re going all out to sign Leicester and England fly-half George Ford, director of rugby Alex Sanderson has revealed.
The 28-year-old is the Premiership’s leading scorer this season with 107 points, helping the Tigers win their first eight games.
He is in a second spell with Leicester, following four years at Bath, but was born not far away from Sale, in Oldham.
Sale have held preliminary talks with Ford and Sanderson said: “I thought it went well.”
He continued: “I have no intention of counting chickens before they’re hatched. I honestly couldn’t tell you what will happen.
“We can only put our best case forward and let the chips fall where they may, but I think we’re a club with aspirations, with investment and with good people involved. I think we’re a strong runner.”