Israel Dagg and Malakai Fekitoa meet Toulon boss at hotel
Israel Dagg and Malakai Fekitoa reportedly meet Toulon boss at hotel
Toulon face stiff competition from Bordeaux, Leinster and Toulouse for the fullbacks services
NRL star Semi Radradra has reportedly signed a deal to link with Toulon
Toulon are reportedly interested in the services of New Zealand duo Israel Dagg and Malakai Fekitoa after meeting with the players last week.
Midi Olympique reported that Dagg and Fekitoa met with the Toulon owner, Mourad Boudjellal, at a hotel, with Dagg receiving an offer. New Zealand played France in Paris last weekend.
Dropped from the squad before last year’s World Cup, Dagg stayed in the country and has had his loyalty pay off, leading most of the All Blacks stats for 2016.
This is not the first time Dagg has been linked with a move abroad. The full-back turned winger was last week linked with a move to Irish side Leinster. The fullback had an excellent season for the All Blacks, fighting his way back into the team after his omission from last year’s World Cup squad.
Midi Olympique said Toulon still face stiff competition from Bordeaux and Toulouse for Dagg’s services. The paper said the French giants didn’t face any competition for Fekitoa’s signature, but was yet to make an offer.
Dagg and Fekitoa might not be the only All Blacks moving to Europe in the summer, with fly-half Aaron Cruden reportedly interested in joining the exodus.
The number 10, who has played second fiddle to World Player of the Year Beauden Barrett all season, has been linked with a move to Top 14 side Montpellier while Northampton Saints and Harlequins have also been linked with the player.
Meanwhile troubled NRL star Semi Radradra has reportedly signed a deal to link with Toulon.
The barnstorming Parramatta winger, who on Monday found himself the subject of an arrest warrant after his non-appearance in court on domestic violence charges, will supposedly play for Toulon some time in 2017.
Reports from France suggested Radradra had inked a deal days ago, Fox Sports confirming with Toulon Boudjellal that the move was on.
“He has signed with Toulon (for) one year, with a one-year option,” Boudjellal told foxsports.com.au from France.
While some media outlets said he would play for the club from 2017 Boudjellal did not specify when the deal would start.