Wales and current British and Irish Lions man Leigh Halfpenny is set to be clubless when it comes to next season, as Toulon boss Mourad Boudjellal stated he does no longer want him down to the amount of absences of recent.
Boudjellal has not directly stated Halfpenny to be the sole consideration for Toulon prior to next season, as he went to say; “It is not for nothing. It the fault of the international system and internationals being absent too often” which may soften the blow of the release, as the current disagreements on International tournaments are of a high.
It is likely that he will not let this affect his Lions tour however; instead looking to finish the tour and then worry about his club situation when he returns home from New Zealand. However, he may not have to go too far, with Super Rugby’s Blues and the WRU attempting to reach a dual nationality contract agreement for the 28 year old. A deal that could be within the region of £420,000.
With most club sides having blown their pocket money for this seasons transfers, he could find it difficult to get himself a spot in a suitable side. Although, I’m sure he will not be short of offers across the leagues, but the question is, where will he settle to go if finances and squad numbers stop him from having a choice?
Halfpenny has had a good tour so far, as he has been putting in the work to get himself in the squad for the All Blacks fixtures. With the competition and his current standards, who thinks the Welshman should be getting a starting spot against New Zealand?