Jonah Holmes has been allowed to hold talks about a return to Wales but Leicester say the speedster in under contract and any move has to be in their best interests.
The Dragons on hoping to sign the speedster.
BBC Radio Leicester reported on Wednesday that the Tigers are resigned to the 27-year-old wing/full-back leaving in order further his Test ambitions but it is far from a done deal.
It's only paper talk but Jonah Holmes would be a very good signing for the Dragons if it happened. Big, pacey winger and a proven try-scorer in the English Premiership. Can also play full back. Ticks a lot of boxes. pic.twitter.com/EmkLSS0DE7— Jamie Phillips (@JNPhillips4) April 19, 2020
“Jonah has spoken to the WRU and they have made it their goal to get as many of their top 38 players back to play in their provinces as possible,” Murphy said.
“We do not stand in anyone’s way but he is under contract and we will do what is best for the Tigers. He is contracted to Tigers and we’ll see how that progresses.”
Leicester Tigers | Four perfect replacements for Jonny May
Leicester Tigers have already lost Jonny May to Gloucester and are reportedly set to lose Jonah Holmes to Dragons, which severely depletes their wide-men ranks.
They have already signed Fijian powerhouse Nemani Nadolo for next season, but need reinforcements with Rory Hughes also set to depart when his loan from Glasgow expires.
Here’s a list of four wingers who would be seen as great signings for Tigers:
1. Marland Yarde
Tigers were linked with the England international speedster before the quarantine began.
There was then a report from The Rugby Paper that he’d signed a new deal with Sale, but that hasn’t been confirmed.
If Tigers can get him in, the 27-year-old would guarantee tries as long as he remains fit.
Absolutely a player to consider.