Aaron Cruden could be set for a spell in England.
After falling behind the excellent Beauden Barrett in the All Black’s pecking order, Aaron Cruden is reportedly looking to leave New Zealand once his current contract expires next year.
According to The Rugby Paper, Cruden’s representatives have begun the process of putting out feelers to a number of Premiership clubs.
However Cruden’s services will not come cheap, with Neil Fissler claiming that the fly-half will only consider making a move if his £700,000 wage demands are met.
If Cruden’s demands were acceded to, he would become one of the Premiership’s best paid players, behind Wasps’ Kurtley Beale who is reportedly earning a a salary in excess of £750,000 per year.
This limits the number of clubs who could afford to sign the Chief’s playmaker, but The Rugby Paper believe that both the Worcester Warriors and Harlequins are the most likely destinations for the 27 year-old.
However, Although Worcester have made a number of high profile signings in recent seasons, they could struggle to avoid relegation this season, leaving open the possibility of another club striking for 42 times capped All Black.
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena