There are some interesting rumours doing the rounds regarding Jean de Villiers. Let’s just say that although Western Province may like to think that it’s a foregone conclusion the popular centre will return, that appears to be far from certain at the moment.
When a player of de Villiers’ calibre comes onto the market, there’s bound to be a fair bit of interest and the player (and his agent) are obviously going to shop around for the best deal. While WP and the Stormers have shown their hand very early here, we’re led to believe that at least two other unions are actively pursuing him. It’s all a little hush-hush right now, since nobody wants to get into a full-blown bidding war, but a certain outfit from up north are understood to be putting together a very impressive package, including a private sponsorship to top up the pay packet.
Fear not, though, Sharks fans, because if the rumours are to be believed, the story we ran with a few days ago – while speculative – may not prove to be too wide of the mark after all. You just can’t turn away from the coastal lifestyle once you’ve been bitten by it, but there’s more than one coast in South Africa, if you know what I mean!Tweet