Toulon winger Drew Mitchell has admitted that Paul O’Connell would be ‘an invaluable addition’ if he decides to join the French giants.
Ireland captain O’Connell continues to be linked with a summer switch to Toulon where locks Bakkies Botha and Ali Williams will retire shortly.
“At this point in time it’s speculation, but we’ve got two guys retiring after fantastic careers, individually,” Mitchell said.
“Having someone again with such experience to add to this group, from worldwide in rugby, his knowledge, the presence he would have on some of our younger players, I think he’d be an invaluable addition to our squad.
“And if it does happen and he turns up in our squad come pre-season then I’m sure the squad would benefit from his presence in the group.”