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Toulon boss calls any president who signs Goosen a ‘bastard’

2016-12-21 09:17
Johan Goosen (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal has called any other club president who signs Johan Goosen, a "bastard".

Springbok fullback Goosen announced his shock retirement from rugby last week, reportedly to take up a commercial director’s job in South Africa.

Goosen's French club, Racing 92, were left fuming and threatened the 24-year-old with legal action.

Goosen signed a contract extension with Racing 92 earlier this year, increasing his salary to €500 000 (R7.27 million) per year.

It has widely been speculated that Goosen made the move in an attempt to get out of his contract with Racing 92.

However, on Tuesday there was a twist to the Goosen saga, when he was reportedly linked with a move to English club, Gloucester.

It was reported by the French website Midi Olympique that Goosen could join the English club and has held discussions with Mohed Altrad, who is the owner of French club Montpellier and who is set to become the English club's majority shareholder.

Boudjellal wasn't impressed by Goosen's behavior and was quoted by Rugby Rama website as stating, "Whichever club president signs Goosen next is a bastard."

"What he does is a breach of his contract. When a player has such an attitude, he must find closed doors everywhere."

"If a president signs, it puts all the other presidents of the Top 14 in danger. When you sign a contract with a player, you already do not have many rights but many obligations. If a president recruits him, there will be even fewer rights."

Goosen was named Top 14 Player of the Season for 2015/16 after helping Racing 92 to the French title and reaching the European Rugby Champions Cup final.

Goosen has 13 caps for South Africa since making his debut in 2012, and started at fullback for the Springboks in their most recent Test defeat against Wales.

Goosen moved to France in 2014 after beginning his career with the Cheetahs in Super Rugby.

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