Peter O’Mahony In Talks With English & French Clubs After Rejecting IRFU Contract
Peter O’Mahony is actively speaking to French and English clubs after rejecting an offer from the IRFU to renew his contract beyond the 2019 Rugby World Cup, according to a report in the Irish Times this morning.
Two French teams and one English side have expressed an interest in signing the back-row, the report reads, with one of the French clubs willing to double the salary tabled by the IRFU.
O’Mahony’s agent, Conor Ridge of Horizon Sports Management, has brought in Ryan Constable of Esportif International as they have ties to licenced French agents needed to finalise a move to the Top 14. The interested English team is actively seeking a club captain.
“It would be nice to get it sorted, yeah. We’ll see though,” O’Mahony told The Irish Times last Saturday.
“Ideally I would like to [stay]. I like it around here, but they’ve got to come to the table as well. I want to play for Munster and Ireland, but it’s got to be fair as well.”
O’Mahony and his advisors feel that the IRFU are falling some way short of his market value and would need to improve it vastly if he’s to stay. His current deal expires next summer.