It Looks Like Dan Carter Is Set To Leave Racing 92
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Dan Carter’s time with Racing 92 looks like it’s coming to an end.
The former All Blacks playmaker is in the final year of his three-year deal with the French side and with the announcement of Pat Lambie’s impending arrival, his contract will likely not be renewed.
Lambie, who has 56 caps for the Springboks, has been able to secure an early release from his contract with the Sharks Super Rugby side and will join the Parisian club from November 1, subject to passing a medical.
“Racing 92 is pleased to announce the recruitment of South African international Patrick Lambie from 1 November to 2021, subject to traditional medical examinations,” Racing 92 said in a statement on their website.
“This world-class fly-half is signed as an ‘additional player’ and his signature completes the Racing recruitment campaign.”
Racing also have French international Remi Tales on their books, and with Carter currently the highest paid player in world rugby, the likeliness of him being kept on is slim. The former World Player of the Year turns 36 in March, while Lambie is just 26, although he has endured a torrid time of late with injuries.
Back in April Carter was asked about his future, and hinted that this season will probably be his last. Carter told Le Parisien:
“When my career finishes, which is going to be soon unfortunately … I wish I could play forever but it’s not possible … exactly what I’m going to do, I don’t know yet. I’m trying to work out what I want to do.”
One of the all-time greats, it’ll be a sad day for rugby if he hangs up his boots at the end of the season.