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Wednesday Nov 22, 2023

Gloucester's battle to keep Louis Rees-Zammit begins as French clubs come calling

In the world of rugby, talents like Louis Rees-Zammit inevitably become the subject of attention and speculation.

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At just 22, the Wales wing has carved a formidable reputation for himself, prompting talks of a lucrative move to France’s Top 14, with Bordeaux and Montpellier reportedly expressing interest.

Gloucester’s director of rugby, George Skivington, acknowledges that the winger’s exceptional performance, highlighted by five tries in the recent Rugby World Cup, has garnered admiration and interest from afar.

Skivington recognizes that such prowess inevitably attracts attention during the transfer season.

He carefully navigates the delicate situation, acknowledging ongoing talks and negotiations while emphasizing the club’s commitment to keeping Rees-Zammit.

“It is that time of year when there are lots of rumours.” The Gloucester Boss said.

“I am careful what I say because we are talking to lots of people and there is lots of stuff up in the air.

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“Players like Zam are always going to get approaches and in all honesty these days whether you are in contract or not people get approached and there are deals and negotiations to be done.”

Rees-Zammit’s recent stellar try for the Cherry and Whites in their narrow 25-24 defeat against Exeter Chiefs further solidified his standing as a player of exceptional quality.

Crucially, Skivington highlights Rees-Zammit’s affection for Gloucester, affirming the player’s love for the club.

The director of rugby commends the winger’s extraordinary abilities on the field, describing his recent try against Exeter Chiefs as brilliant.

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Skivington notes Rees-Zammit’s capacity to execute exceptional plays, showcasing his speed and agility while navigating challenges on the pitch.

Rees-Zammit’s profile in the rugby world is acknowledged by Skivington as one of the most significant, adding another layer to the complexities of managing transfer rumors.

While the allure of a mega-money move to France looms, Skivington’s comments reflect a commitment to retaining the talented winger and navigating the negotiations to ensure the best outcome for Gloucester.

“Zam loves Gloucester, there is no doubt about that and he can do special things with the ball with his out-and-out gas.

“That try he scored at the weekend was brilliant, managing to step in and making sure he didn’t get barrelled out, he is a great player and carries a big profile as well, if not one of the biggest profiles in rugby.”

In the ever-evolving landscape of rugby transfers, the rise of stars like Louis Rees-Zammit introduces both excitement and challenges for clubs looking to balance performance with sustainability.

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