"I'm happy" - Joe Marchant responds to reports he's signed with Saracens - Ruck

“I’m happy” – Joe Marchant responds to reports he’s signed with Saracens

England centre Joe Marchant, 27, has quashed rumours of a move to Gallagher Premiership champions Saracens for now, insisting he is content in Paris.

The Stade Francais player, who played a pivotal role for Steve Borthwick’s national team in the last World Cup, contributing to their third-place finish, featured in six starting games and made a substitute appearance in the seventh match.

Despite Mail Online’s report yesterday suggesting a move to Saracens, Marchant, with 26 caps for England, vehemently denied any such agreement, affirming his current satisfaction with his Top 14 stint and dispelling any talk of a return to Test rugby.

“I didn’t sign for Saracens,” Marchant said in a press conference on Thursday in French. “I’m happy in Paris, the Club is fantastic! I’m ready for this weekend.”

Saracens transfer targets:

Saracens’ director of rugby, Mark McCall, finds himself with financial resources to bolster his squad. Racing will reportedly pay around £500,000 to secure Farrell’s release from the remaining year of his contract.

Additionally, Farrell’s hefty salary of nearly £800,000 per year will be removed from Saracens’ wage bill.

However, the challenge of replacing him at fly-half is anticipated to be a formidable task for the club.

#1. Jonny May & Joe Cokanasiga

London’s Premiership champions are in the early stages of discussions with England wingers Jonny May and Joe Cokanasiga regarding a potential move to the capital at the conclusion of the season.

However, there’s no guarantee that either player will put pen to paper.

The Saracens is actively exploring options for the back three in the upcoming season, considering experienced Scotland and Lions tourist Sean Maitland, along with Alex Lewington and Ben Harris are set to leave the club.

May well and truly announced himself on the international stage with an extraordinary maiden Test try against New Zealand in November 2014.