Aaron Cruden reportedly set to take a massive pay cut to switch clubs

Aaron Cruden reportedly set to take a massive pay cut to switch clubs

Former All Black first-five Aaron Cruden is reportedly set to take a massive pay cut in an effort to get his rugby career back on track.


 

 

The World Cup winning veteran that represented the All Blacks 50 times could reunite with former Chiefs coach Dave Rennie at Glasgow Warriors from Montpellier, according to The Scotsman.

 

 

Cruden joined the French club from the Chiefs in 2017 on a €700,000-a-year ($1.17 million) deal but has struggled to make an impact on the European club scene.

 

 

Montpellier are reportedly prepared to let the 30-year-old leave without demanding compensation. According to the newspaper, Cruden is prepared to opt out of his deal a year early and drop down to £400,000 ($770,000) per season to join the Warriors - a cut of as much as $400,000.

 

 

 

Cruden has only featured in just over half of Montpellier's matches this season after battling with injuries and inconsistent form. 

 

 

Recent reports have suggested that Montpellier owner Mohed Altrad was growing increasingly frustrated with the player.

 
 
Meanwhile, Montpellier have reportedly tabled an offer to Springbok flyhalf Handre Pollard, according to French newspaper Midi Olympique.
 
 
 
Cruden has also been suggested as a potential replacement for Damian McKenzie in the All Black squad but would need to sign for a NZ Super Rugby franchise to do so.

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