Sonny Bill Williams Offered One-Year Deal Worth A Staggering $5m To Leave New Zealand
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All Black and Blues centre Sonny Bill Williams has been linked with a move to Canadian Rugby League outfit Toronto Wolfpack after New Zealand’s World Cup campaign.
The 32-year-old former Rugby League star has a contract with the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU) up until the end of the Rugby World Cup in Japan later this year.
Billionaire Toronto owner David Argyle confirmed his club have approached the All Blacks midfielder.
“We are working towards making Sonny Bill Williams a Wolfpack player for 2020. We would love to have him join the Wolfpack family and we will pay whatever it takes to make that happen,” Argyle told Fox Sports Australia
“The excitement he would bring to the sport of rugby league in this country would be incredible. Having someone of his talent join the Wolfpack would greatly raise the profile of the club, but also help move the game forward globally.”
“Sonny is a phenomenal athlete. He is rugby’s LeBron James and we see his recruitment as bigger than when David Beckham joined LA Galaxy. He is box office and puts bums on seats.”
Argyle is reportedly willing to offer Williams a one-year- deal worth a staggering NZ$5 million (around €3 million) to make the switch.
The Wolfpack narrowly missed out on promotion into Super League last season by losing the Million Pound Game to the London Broncos, but are continuing their efforts to become a global force in League.