George Ford - Leicester Tigers

BRISTOL BEARS have made a cheeky enquiry about the future plans of England star George Ford who is into the last year of his Leicester Tigers contract.

Bears
boss Pat Lam has put a top-class fly-half at the top of his shopping list for
the 2020-21 season and has been quick to sound out Ford.

Lam is
keen to get an early handle on who is and who isn’t available even though he
cannot officially make an offer until the New Year.

Rugby
League clubs have also been looking into their chances of luring Ford, 26, away
from Welford Road and into Super League. That was always going to be a bid that
was doomed to failure with Premiership clubs cash-rich from the investment CVC
made in the sport earlier in the year.

Ford
returned to Tigers in 2017 after a four-year stint with Bath and we
understand  Lam has been told he has no
immediate plans to move. Especially now his dad Mike is part of Geordan
Murphy’s coaching staff working as attack coach permanently after joining up
last season.

Blindside believes that Ford’s advisors have opened talks with the Tigers about a new deal and that talks are moving in the right direction.

NEIL FISSLER

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