Mermoz heading to Leicester?

Date published: January 16 2017

Toulon centre Maxime Mermoz has reportedly been released from his contract with immediate effect to join Leicester Tigers.

Mermoz, 30, has been linked with a move to Leicester in the past and now Midi Olympique report that he has signed a three-year deal with the Premiership side.

Leicester are in desperate need of reinforcements in midfield following injuries to Matt Toomua and Manu Tuilagi, and now Mermoz according to those reports is set to head to Welford Road this week.

Mermoz has won 35 caps for France and last appeared for his country against England in the Six Nations last year.