Stade Francais will cover the cost of part of Gael Fickou’s wages at Racing 92 to get his salary off their books after deciding the player was a luxury they did not need.
The club’s owner, Capri-Sun King Hans-Peter Wild, paid Toulouse €700,000 to release Fickou from the final season of his contract in 2018 and bring him to the capital on a five-year deal.
Now, he has crossed into the suburbs on a four-year contract – and Racing get a full-fat French international at a semi-skimmed price.
Fickou has been earning a reported €800,000 a year in Paris – but played just 13 times.
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