Ebersohn denies Montpellier claims

Cheetah’s Centre Robert Ebersohn denied claims he backed out of a deal to join French club Montpellier.

Robert Ebersohn. Picture: Facebook

JOHANNESBURG - The Cheetahs Centre Robert Ebersohn on Wednesday denied claims in France that he's reneged on a deal to join the Top 14 club Montpellier.

The club's President Mohed Altrad has been quoted in the French media saying that Ebersohn could face a possible financial sanction of up to €400,000 as a result.

In a statement released to Eyewitness News Sport , Ebersohn said, "Montpellier did make me an offer to join the Club after the Super 15 in August. I was prepared to accept the offer of the Club in the event that the Cheetahs would release me. This was not possible and the offer has expired."

"I made it clear that my focus is on doing my best for the Cheetahs for the remainder of the Competition and I still dream of becoming a Springbok if the powers that be should decide I am deserving of this honour."

"I am not prepared to speculate further on my future career until such time as the Super 15 Competition has been completed in 2013 and time has dictated whether I have been selected for the Springboks or not."