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George North could make Northampton Saints switch

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Northampton Saints have revealed that they have made an offer for Wales international George North.

The winger only has a year left on his current contract, and looks set to leave the Scarlets in the close season. Northampton could be his next club after Saints chairman Leon Barwell admitted that he would love to have North at Franklin's Gardens.

He said to the Northampton Chronicle and Echo: "It's a big decision for George and we don't want to put undue pressure on him.

"He's got to make sure that when he makes the decision it's the right one for him as an individual one on the basis he really wants to come to Northampton."

A star of Wales' recent 6 Nations title victory, North has been capped 31 times by his country whilst still being only 20 years of age.

It was the English-born Welshmen's second 6 Nations title, and he was an integral part of the Wales side that reached 2011 Rugby World Cup semi-finals.

North is the youngest ever try scorer at a Rugby World Cup competition, and is also the youngest player in rugby history to score 10 international tries.

The winger could be the latest in a string of Welsh players leaving the country, after Jamie Roberts and Dan Lydiate look set to join Paris-based Racing Metro.

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