Cian Healy is considering an offer to join Aviva Premierhship side Worcester Warriors with the three-year deal being offered to the Irish loosehead (who is out of contract at the end of this season) believed to be substantially more than the new contract being put to him by the IRFU.
Unlike previous approaches from English sides and rumours of impending departure, notably Marty Moore and Keith Earls, negotiations are not at an advanced stage.
A key difference with the Moore situation, however, is that Healy is negotiating a central, international contract as opposed to a provincial contract (as was the case with Moore) and thus is dealing with the union.
Nonetheless, however attractive the offer from Worcester, joining the Premiership club would be a questionable move for a player who nurtures international and Lions’ ambitions in the next three seasons.
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