Super League new boys the Toronto Wolfpack have confirmed they are in discussion to try and sign England and Leicester Tigers star centre Manu Tuilagi.
Speaking to The Rugby Paper, Toronto coach Brian McDermott said: “I know David [Argyle, the Toronto Wolfpack owner] is talking to Manu’s people.
Toronto making the front page of the Rugby paper, and their pursuit to entice more union stars to the club and to Rugby League with Tuilagi next?! ➡️ pic.twitter.com/SIYafl7HHZ— Andy Grundy (@AndyGrundy10) November 17, 2019
“He hasn’t spoken to Manu but with his representatives and it’s where it was with Sonny [Bill Williams, who has signed a two-year deal worth a reported £5m] to start with. It’s not a no.
Tuilagi reportedly discussed switching to Rugby League earlier this year, holding talks with Warrington Wolves before agreeing a new deal with Leicester, keeping him at Welford Road until 2021.
However Toronto are reportedly willing to pay off the rest of Tuilagi’s contract to immediately land the rugby union superstar.