Mourad Boudjellal, the owner of Toulon made his fortune publishing comic books and is now about to strip himself of the club by knocking it out to new owners.
He is apparently in advanced talks with a lawyer and a French film producer for them to take over (you couldn’t make this up!)
Mourad has invested some £10 million in the club since he bought it a decade ago and owns 51% plus the ‘Red and Black’ business which looks after the club’s four boutiques and two brasseries.
According to French newspaper Midi Olympique there is another discussion between the Comic, the movie man and Brief on Thursday and the deal could be done by the end of the month.
Mr Boudjellal has some form for wild and unexpected gestures – last year he put his whole squad up for sale after they lost a home game to racing –
He has of course delivered some considerable success, via a big pot of Euros, with the Champions Cup arriving in Stade Mayol for three successive years.
Is this for real? No one seems to be sure – especially since he has already supposed to have ‘splashed’ out on Chris Ashton and Israel Dagg is also rumoured to be on his way to the South of France.
It’s understood that Ma’a Nonu and Bryan Habana have been discussing contract extensions with Mourad too.
Hardly looks like the act of a bloke about to jump in his Spideymobile does it?
But then you never can tell with Mr Boudjellal.
Holy crap Batman