Sonny Bill Williams’ future game depends on a vote on the future of the Toronto Wolfpack to be decided by the 11 Super League clubs and the competition executive.
The Wolfpack pulled out of the 2020 Super League season due to COVID-19 and growing financial problems.
Their founding investor, Australian-born businessman David Argyle, has attempted to outsource the club to potential new owner Carlo LiVolsi, who wants the club to take his place in the 2021 competition.
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LiVolsi submitted his plan to Super League clubs and CEO Robert Elstone last month.However, Toronto was sent back to the drawing board when Elstone said, “What we saw for the first time was frankly disappointing and we hope to see something a lot stronger. You can only be excited to have this chance to remedy the situation. ”
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If the wolf pack is not approved by the other clubs at a meeting next Friday, they are expected to fold.
That would give Williams up from the second year of his contract and he would then likely turn to some potential boxing matches and end his football career.
The Wolfpack CEO Bob Hunter said that Sydney Morning Herald that the club expected Williams to return with the hope that he could play for the first time in Toronto.
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“If for some reason he doesn’t find a more appealing offer there that we hope he doesn’t, we will resume the deal,” said Hunter.
“We wouldn’t force the issue [if he finds another deal]. We have created enough challenges for our players. We won’t stop anyone from finding a better arrangement.
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“Sonny is a great brand, our ability to commercialize his brand. He just gets a lot of attention wherever he goes and plays. We see it as very valuable [asset] move forward if we’re lucky enough to stay in the Super League.
“We got a lot of media coverage here and in the UK when we signed him – but he never made it physically to Toronto. Our fans have never seen him.
“We’ll have to get all of our fans back once we’re done with this, and hopefully Sonny will be part of that solution.”
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