All Blacks midfielder Sonny Bill Williams is reportedly considering a near $10-million offer to switch codes and play for Toronto Wolfpack in the English Super League.
Canadian interest in the cross-code superstar is not new - Australian mining billionaire David Argyle has made no secret of his ambition to lure a David Beckham-type personality to lead his club into the rugby league major leagues.
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But the Sydney Morning Herald is quoting "a source with knowledge of the contract negotiation" as putting the offer at A$9 million over two years.
If that's true, Williams, 34, would become the highest-paid player in the history of either code.
SMH reports Williams could be signed as a marquee player and Super League rules allow for $300,000 of his annual wage counting against the salary cap.
Williams has flitted backwards and forwards from rugby league to rugby union and back - and then back again - over his career, which also included a stint as NZ heavyweight boxing champion.
His next move over the twillight years of his career has attracted considerable speculation, as his time with the All Blacks comes to a close.
He has also been linked with a return to the Sydney Roosters NRL powerhouse - where he won his only premiership - as a member of the coaching or support staff.
Williams was briefly quizzed about his future at an All Blacks media conference on Monday, responding: "Soon, bro, soon... we're just trying to finalise that."
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