REPORTS | France star closing in on move to the Gallagher Premiership

It’s been reported that Fijian-born France international Virimi Vakatawa could be on his way to the Gallagher Premiership.

The versatile back is regarded as one of the best players in the world for his incredible pace, stunning footwork and absolute power.

According to The Rugby Paper, the 28-year-old, who was the leading try-scorer in the Top 14 last season, is out of contract next summer and is already assessing his options.

A source told RUCK that Vakatawa is keen to play in a few different leagues before hanging up his boots with England, Japan and the USA all on his bucket list.

Gloucester, Northampton Saints and Bath are the clubs mentioned in the report, but we understand Harlequins are also interested in the powerhouse.

Sale Sharks could also be interested if Manu Tuilagi, who signed a one-year deal with the club, chooses not to extend his contract at the AJ Bell Stadium.


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