The French back of Stade Francais, Gael fickou will continue his career in the classic rival, Racing 92, starting next season.
The French center leaves Gonzalo Quesada’s team and will play in the cast of Juan Imhoff and Emiliano Boffelli.
It turns out that Fickou has a very high contract in the team led by the Argentine coach, and that is why the rugby managers convinced the president of the institution to let him emigrate to save that amount.
In an interview with L’Equipe, Stade Francais president Hans-Peter Wild was disappointed in Fickou’s attitude. “The breaking point dates from the day (last Tuesday) when Gaël Fickou came to see Gonzalo Quesada to tell him that he no longer wanted to play at Stade Français and that he wanted to go to Racing 92 with immediate effect. I had a discussion with Quesada about this, and I told him it was not possible. For me, it is just inconsistent. Gaël Fickou is the highest paid player on our squad. “
In addition, he added: “It goes against my principles. I like sport and rugby. Respect, discipline, self-sacrifice are some of the principles that I defend. So I cannot accept that he says: I no longer want to play for the team. obliged Gaël Fickou to respect his contract “.
Finally, Wild sentenced: “Not angry. I am very disappointed. You do not do this to leave your team during the season. The club needed it to try to win the top 14. A mistake to have recruited him? I don’t think so. Let’s say no we have had the expected success “.