The Rugby Paper have reported today that Rockets Tokatsu want to buy star Scotland fly-half Finn Russell out of the last two years of his Racing 92 contract.
The Japanese club are ready to make the Lions and Scotland fly-half the highest-paid player in the world with a multiple year contract worth over £1m per season.
The Green Rockets, previously known as NEC, want to sign the playmaker ahead of the Top League being rebranded as Japan Rugby League One in 2022.
It’s hoped that the league can become the rugby equivalent of the Premier League in football.
They’ve already appointed former Australia coach Michael Cheika as their director of rugby, and are now looking to assemble a ‘world-class squad.”
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Five other Lions who could make transfers:
#1. Tadhg Furlong (Leinster)
The tighthead was rumoured to be on his way out of Ireland until last month when he signed a one-year extension after turning down a long-term deal.
Still thought to be on the move next summer, several French clubs and Sale Sharks have been linked with a move for him in recent times.
A move to the AJ Bell Stadium would allow him to continue his blossoming bromance with Lions teammate Tom Curry.Embed from Getty Images