The story gets legs
“The Daily Telegraph can today reveal that Bayonne, the club that snatched rugby league halfback Craig Gower from Penrith last season, has made the approach to Giteau.
Giteau met with billionaire club powerbroker Alain Afflelou before his side’s thrilling victory over France at Stade Francais in Paris last weekend.
Sources in France report that a four-year deal worth almost a staggering $10 million is on the table.
It is understood Giteau has discussed the move with Wallabies coach Robbie Deans and has been wrestling with the offer for most of the European tour, on which he has been in career-best form.He will be a key figure as the Wallabies try to go unbeaten in Europe as they play Wales at Cardiff early tomorrow morning (EDT).
While the deal would edge Giteau ahead of All Blacks playmaker Daniel Carter as the highest paid rugby player in the world, it is understood he is reluctant to walk away from the national side before the 2011 World Cup – unless the game’s officials relax their rules that prohibit Wallabies players from representing their country if they are playing with overseas clubs.”
Nice negotiating. I guess we can chuckle when they play him at 10.