Ambitious rugby team that paid a record $ 10 million for Sonny Bill Williams, now wants to sign NFL star Valentine Holmes
- Rugby league side Toronto Wolfpack ink $ 10 million deal with Sonny Bill Williams
- The two-year contract is the largest ever mentioned in the history of the rugby competition
- Neither Toronto Wolfpack nor Williams have confirmed the contract from Thursday
- Toronto Wolfpack has recently been promoted to English Super League competition
- Team reportedly also in conversations with other NRL players, including Valentine Holmes
A rugby team that allegedly signed Sonny Bill Williams for a whopping $ 10 million contract is now looking at NFL convert Valentine Holmes.
The Toronto Wolfpack was promoted to the highest Super League competition in England in October and hopes to attract cross-code stars to their selection.
Holmes – who became a member of the New York Jets in the NFL this season after dumping the NRL – is the next star on the Canadian side's wish list.
The last rumor comes after the Wolfpack allegedly lured All Black Williams, 34, to join them in the largest contract in rugby history.
Sonny Bill Williams (pictured with wife Alana Raffie) has reportedly signed a $ 10 million deal with the English Super League club Toronto Wolfpack
Valentine Holmes (depicted with wife Natalia) is also viewed by the Toronto Wolfpack, according to the Toronto
The Toronto Wolfpack team poses with fans after a match between Bradford Bulls and Toronto Wolfpack at Odsal Stadium on August 4, 2019 in Bradford, England
Holmes has also been mentioned as a target in British reports, despite the fact that it was linked to a 2020 NRL deal with North Queensland after an NFL stint with New York Jets.
Holmes is with the Jets training team through the NFL International Player Pathway Program, but it is said that he runs away from his American dream after not being able to force his active selection.
Allegedly, in principle, he agreed to a multi-year deal with the Cowboys worth about $ 1 million a season, but that did not stop Wolfpack speculation.
& # 39; Holmes has been associated with the NRL in his native country, but with the amounts being discussed in capturing Sonny Bill, the Wolfpack would be in the football field to compete with the purchasing power of Australian clubs, & # 39; said BBC Sport about the interest of Toronto in Holmes.
Then there is the reported NRL interest.
& # 39; Many NRL players are now cold calling Brian Noble, rugby director of Toronto, about joining the club, & # 39; said UK Telegraph Sport
Meanwhile, NZ Rugby president Brent Impey holds on to the hope that Williams will not be lost by the code prior to Toronto confirming the sign of the cross code star.
& # 39; We greatly appreciate him and when his career ends, I am not sure in what role, but I believe he definitely has something to offer us here in New Zealand Rugby, & # 39; he said.
Sonny Bill Williams's contract with New Zealand All Blacks expires at the end of this season
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