"It went well" - Premiership club confirm they've opened talks with George Ford - Ruck

“It went well” – Premiership club confirm they’ve opened talks with George Ford

Sale 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.”

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