Blocking Mohed Altrad’s investment in Gloucester is “really disappointing”, says Greig Laidlaw
Premiership Rugby voted against the Montpellier owner’s plan to invest
Laidlaw feels the deal would have been beneficial to both Gloucester and the league
The decision to prevent Montpellier owner Mohed Altrad from investing in Gloucester is “really disappointing”, according to club captain Greig Laidlaw.
Premiership Rugby voted against the Montpellier owner’s plan to purchase a 45% stake at Kingsholm.
But Laidlaw feels the deal would have been beneficial to both Gloucester and the game as a whole.
“A little more investment can really help the academy and the structure off the field,” Laidlaw said.
He added to the BBC’s Rugby Union Weekly podcast: “That could really push Gloucester forward in the future. I’m really disappointed it’s not gone through.”
“Clearly the discussions are way over my head, but if someone is coming in to put a lot of money into the game, and invest in facilities and academies and help give young players a platform to get better and better, surely that’s a good thing for the game,” Laidlaw continued.
“But I can’t comment on the ins and outs.”