The Stormers could be set to lose another player as promising young lock Cobus Wiese is reportedly in talks over a long-term move to Saracens.
According to Rugby365, Wiese is in advanced negotiations with the defending Premiership and European champions and has been offered a five-year deal.
That would have him qualifying to play for England at the end of his contract.
Big kids and small kids messing about – filming with Cobus Wiese and Kobus van Dyk from @THESTORMERS and @JAGfoundation children in Bonteheuwel today. Throw in netball starlet @TheStuartTaylor, and you have next week’s #TDNS insert! pic.twitter.com/20p4x4ch9R— The Dan Nicholl Show (@dannichollshow) May 23, 2018
The 22-year-old is one of the Stormers’ most promising players and was seen as someone who could fill the void left by Eben Etzebeth’s departure to Toulon.
The rumoured deal comes in the midst of Saracens facing heavy sanctions for breaking the Premiership salary cap. Saracens are set to appeal the suspended 35-point deduction and £5-million fine imposed on the club.