Dan Carter Gives Strong Indication As To Where He’ll Be Next Season
Dan Carter looks set to refuse a one-year extension to his contract with Racing 92 which runs out at the end of the current season. Carter is in his third year with the Parisian club, but by the sounds of it, he’s ready to return home.
Racing have already signed Pat Lambie to slot in at ten, while Finn Russell also remains on their shortlist. Whether or not Carter will play one more season of Super Rugby if he returned home, remains to be seen.
“I’m kind of going through those thoughts at the moment – whether I stay or whether I look at other opportunities,” Carter told Radio Sport’s Martin Devlin.
“Home, New Zealand, is where the family is and that’s a big part of my life. My personal family, my two boys and beautiful wife, they’ve sacrificed a lot coming over to the other side of the world to be with me so it would be nice to return the favour one day and move back to New Zealand so they’re able to spend time with our families; spend time with their cousins and have the same upbringing we did.
“They’re decisions I’m weighing at the moment. I’m not young and single anymore thinking about yourself and where you’re going to be playing next and where next pay cheque will be. You’ve got to start putting your family first and that’s one of my biggest priorities at the moment.”
Carter has previously stated that he has thought about retiring at the end of the season. Could he be about to ride off to the sunset and back to New Zealand t the end of the current campaign. We wouldn’t be against it.