Sackey holding on for a ‘big offer’ from Wasps

England’s World Cup winger Paul Sackey has told London Wasps that he will sign for them for life – but only if the offer is big enough.


Thirty year old Sackey comes out of contract this summer and has been sent offers from two rival Premiership clubs as well as an offer from France.


Sackey however would prefer to stay with London Wasps where they transformed him from a decent club player into England’s top try scorer in the last Rugby World Cup.


“Wasps is the club I play for and the team I support,” Sackey told the Mirror.


“They are my club and if they make me the right offer, I’ll happily stay with them until I retire.


“I’m thinking I only want to play for three or four more years because I want to finish at the top. I don’t want to drag out my career until I’m 36.


“I look at Josh Lewsey, who hung up his boots last summer when he could easily have gone on, and think he got it absolutely right.


“My goal is to keep playing for England until I’m done. But I don’t want to be playing and for people to be saying that I’ve lost it.”


One of Sackey’s best friends at London Wasps is Danny Cipriani who is also said to be weighing up his options after he signed a one year extension 12 months ago.


Wasps head coach Shaun Edwards and legend Lawrence Dallaglio have pleaded with Cipriani to stay with the club for the sake of his development but he is being approached by Parisian outfit Stade Francais who have already poached England flanker James Haskell away from Wasps.


“I would love it if me and Cips are playing together for Wasps next season.” Sackey said.


“He’s my best friend and we speak all the time.”


“But I’m at a different stage of my career to Cips. I have been lucky enough to play more than 20 times for England and to have been to a World Cup.”


“He is 22 and in some ways only just starting out.”


“He has a long career ahead of him and he must decide what is best for him.”

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