Toulon have offered a gold-plated package in an attempt to persuade him to stay on the Cote d’Azur
Halfpenny had been linked with a move back to Wales or to the Aviva Premiership
The fullback has been in exceptional form for Toulon and the club have come in with an exceptional offer
Toulon have offered Leigh Halfpenny a gold-plated package in an attempt to persuade him to stay on the Cote d’Azur rather than return to Welsh rugby.
It is believed the new contract would propel the Welsh fullback, who already earns an estimated £600,000 a year, into the handful of super- earners in the Top 14.
Dan Carter heads the French rich list with his reported £1.4 million wage at Racing 92.
“I’m weighing up everything. Hopefully I can make a decision very shortly,” said Halfpenny last week.
“I want to be playing top-flight rugby but the biggest consideration is obviously the wildcard,” Halfpenny said.
“International rugby is hugely important for me and I have to consider that.”
The Swansea-born player is also said to be enjoying his rugby more than ever at Toulon, admiring the professionalism of new coach Mike Ford.
Quite where all this leaves Welsh efforts to bring him home remains to be seen with the fullback yet to make a decision.
If he does opt to head back to Wales this summer, it is believed Cardiff Blues would be his likeliest destination while Aviva Premiership side Gloucester also remain interested in the Welsh fullbacks services.