RUGBY – While Christophe Dominici had mentioned the name of Charly Malié among the recruits at Béziers, the club of Pau has vetoed the release of his rear.
Last week, Christophe Dominici, headwind, had shelled a whole list of players who were “ready to come” at Béziers while theASBH had dismissed the proposed takeover by UAE investors supported by the former wingman of French stadium. Since then, water has flowed under the bridge and the UAE option should finally be chosen.
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Among these names cited by Christophe Dominici, in addition to the stars Naga Stone, Marika Koroibete or Matias Alemanno, there was that of Charly Malié, child of Béziers (29 years old) and former club player between 2010 and 2014. According to The Republic of the Pyrenees, the rear will not join the Hérault this summer even if the club is bought. The Paloise Section would have no intention of releasing him and would have made it clear to future buyers.
Under contract for another two or three years
On June 26, 2019, Pau announced an extension of his player’s contract. It is linked to the Section until at least 2022, with an additional year optional. If Béziers wants Malié at all costs, he will have to buy back all the years of the contract, and this could prove to be a expensive operation. Afterwards, Christophe Dominici insisted that his project had “a lot of money, a lot” …
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Anyway, it would be a first (small) setback for the UAE project with an announcement effect that would not be fully respected. This might not be the only one: announced among the possible recruits by Olympic Midi, Courtney Lawes should not leave England. The Telegraph indicates that the English international (85 selections), whose profile would seriously appeal to future likely investors, would have agreed to a extension until 2023 with Northampton, with the objective of playing his 4e World Cup.