Having only signed for Wasps in a massive deal last summer, it now looks as if Kurtley Beale may be heading back to Australia.
Since moving to the Premiership last May, Kurtley Beale has spent the majority of the season out with injury and only made his debut for Wasps shortly before the New Year. However, it now looks as if the Australian may already be on his way home after Wallabies coach Michael Cheika announced that he believes the 28-year-old will be making the move soon.
“I spoke to him when we were on tour and he told me how he was going over there and kept me up to date with where he’s at,” Cheika said speaking to AAP.
“Obviously I’m keen for him to come back, there’s no doubt about that.
“I’m sure that time will come around soon enough, when it’s time to start putting our proposal to him and start speaking about coming back.
“He’s one of our top players and we’re very, very keen for him to be playing in Australia – even though he’s still eligible to play for the Wallabies from overseas.”
Beale signed a record breaking two year deal with Wasps last May but it is believed that there is clause which will allow him to leave after one season if he so desires.
With 68 caps, the 28-year-old is still eligible to play for Australia while playing abroad under the ‘Giteau Law,’ however it seems that Cheika would much rather have Beale plying his trade back home on a full time basis.