It would be a huge blow on the transfer market for Racing 92. Impressive during the Grand Slam achieved by the XV of France during the last Six Nations Tournament, Cameron Woki could join the Hauts-de-Seine club next season , a deal already approved according to our colleagues from Midi Olympique. The versatile front, able to evolve in second and third row, would leave Gironde a year before the end of his contract to come and strengthen the group of Laurent Travers.
According to our information, nothing has yet been signed for the time being this late Thursday morning, but intense discussions are taking place between the various parties. The immediate arrival or not of the 23-year-old player can be decided in the coming hours, while the end of the transfer period will be effective at midnight.
Some of Cameron Woki’s relatives are still pleading for the person to honor the last season of his lease at Bordeaux-Bègles, with whom he again reached the semi-finals of the Top 14, where his training had been beaten by Montpellier ( 19-10) after taking out Racing 92 a week earlier in the play-offs (36-16).
Tensions with his manager Christophe Urios at the end of the season
The third row, which the Blues staff positioned higher in the pack during the last tour in November and during the Six Nations Tournament, is currently on vacation with his partner. For him, it would be a way to get closer to his region of origin. Cameron Woki was born in Seine-Saint-Denis, started rugby at the Bobigny club before playing for five years at Massy (2012-2017), then joining Union Bordeaux-Bègles.
But if the solid forward (1.96 m, 109 kg) has become one of the headliners of the UBB, his end of the season in Gironde had been marked by tensions. Pointed out, just like his partner and friend Matthieu Jalibert by his manager Christophe Urios for his lack of involvement during the defeat (22-15) on the final day on the lawn of Perpignan, Woki had celebrated his try against the Racing a week later by mimicking a “shh”, finger on the mouth, in the direction of the camera.
“I think everyone understood,” he slipped. “Let him continue to score. The rest is smoke. The boss here is me and no one else, ”replied his coach. A frying on the line which the Hauts-de-Seine club, author until now of a rather discreet recruitment and turned towards the arrival of foreign recruits, could benefit.