Zach Mercer responds to transfer rumour linking him with Premiership return - Ruck

Zach Mercer responds to transfer rumour linking him with Premiership return

Zach Mercer has responded to reports that he heading back to the Gallagher Premiership and is instead set to honour his current contract in France

The back-rower was reportedly offered a World Cup lifeline after an impromptu meeting with Eddie Jones, according to the Mail Online.

This led to rumours of interest from three Premiership clubs in Bristol Bears, Harlequins and Leicester Tigers.

 Nevertheless, Mercer has revealed he plans on fulfilling his current contract with Montpellier.

“It’s all a load of rubbish really. There’s no truth behind it [the rumours].

“I’ve got this year and next year and an option of a plus one to stay so. I’m here in Montpellier and I’m staying. Obviously this time next year there will be a slightly different discussion.

“Like I said I really enjoying my rugby. I still have aspirations to play for England, but look at Steffon Armitage. So did he and he stayed in France, so I’m not saying that’s not an option.

“I am still young. I still have aspirations to play for England and I have been very vocal with Montpellier about that. Discussions are going to happen next year.

“I do believe this team this year can go and win a Top 14.”

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Zach Mercer of England goes over for a try during the Quilter Cup Match between England and Barbarians at Twickenham Stadium, Twickenham, London on May 27. – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK

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