French clubs join race for Madigan

Date published: December 7 2015

Top 14 sides Bordeaux-Bègles and Montpellier have reportedly shown an interest in signing Ireland star Ian Madigan.

The Irish Times state that the two French clubs are pursuing Madigan's signature, joining English sides Harlequins and Bristol as possible suitors for the 26-year-old.

Madigan's contract expires at the end of the season and he has said in recent weeks that he will consider all possible options.

“I’ll weigh up the pros and cons of staying here, the pros and cons of going elsewhere, the ambitions of the other clubs," he said.

“The opportunities to play in the fly-half position, or the inside centre position, and the style of play of Leinster going forward, and the style of play of other clubs; that would be of interest.”