At the end of his contract at Racing 92, international winger Teddy Thomas (27 years old, 27 caps) does not yet know where he will play next season. Its president Jacky Lorenzetti no longer closes the door to an extension.
This is one of the last uncertainties at Racing 92. Will Teddy Thomas still wear the colors of the Ile-de-France club next season? At the end of his contract at Racing 92, international winger Teddy Thomas (27 years old, 27 caps) is still in the dark. A few weeks ago, his departure was certain. Today, there is room for doubt. Especially since the arrival of Gaël Fickou, his best friend, who changes the game. The now former Stade Français center arrived this week to finish the season with the Ciel et Blancs before a four-year contract.
“He is an exceptional player”
Asked by RMC Sport on Thursday, Racing 92 president Jacky Lorenzetti took stock of this thorny issue. “The problem around Teddy Thomas is particular, he explains. He is an exceptional player. When we recruited him, before deciding, I had a discussion with Serge Blanco. He had me. says: ‘You can do a fabulous deal for Racing, sport and the French team. He is a player steeped in qualities. He is gifted. He can become the best player in the world as long as you find the key . I haven’t found it, or I’m afraid I won’t find it. If you manage to open the temple of performance, it will be great. ”After seven years, we have not been able to find the key . It is as much our fault as that of Teddy. We talked about it at length together and we are talking about it again today. Discussions are underway. Teddy has come back to see us again. The arrival of Gaël Fickou can be an element of reflection . “
For the moment, no decision has yet been taken. “The decision taken is that we stop, according to Lorenzetti. But the arrival of Gaël Fickou can open a new reflection. Can … (Smile) We designed a workforce of players with certain financial conditions in which no not part Teddy Thomas. If he were to return to the workforce, we should review the overall organization of the team and that cannot be to the detriment of players who have proven themselves, who have been loyal and who have deserved to be there. It’s complicated but we open the reflection. ” Followed by other clubs in recent weeks (the names of Toulouse and Lyon have circulated), Thomas would see himself staying in Racing for a few more seasons.