Scarlets: Jonathan Davies wants his future sorted
JONATHAN Davies says he hopes his future can be sorted sooner rather than later with the Scarlets.
A revelation with the Lions in Australia in the summer, the 25-year-old centre is likely to be one of European rugby's most wanted men when he comes out of contract at the end of the season.
The Scarlets will be desperate to retain him as he is a player they have nurtured and helped develop into one of the leading midfield men in the world.
The problem for all the regions is that they are finding it difficult to draw up budgets for next season given the uncertainty over the Heineken Cup.
But Davies's heart is in West Wales and he has made clear how much he would like to remove all doubts about where he will be playing his rugby next term.
"I want to get things sorted and hopefully they can be," he said.
"I've grown up supporting this club.
"I want to stay in Wales really because I can't speak French," he laughed.
If the Scarlets can retain the strong-running player known as Fox, it would be a huge statement of intent after the loss of George North.
Davies had an insight into the benefits of remaining in Wales when he had a six-week break from the game after returning from the Lions tour.
"It was a really good break," said the 36-cap player.
"I was able to get away and not think about anything rugby related. I was very grateful of that.
"I am just getting back into the rugby now. Hopefully things can be sorted in the next month or so."
Davies's immediate priority will be to help the Scarlets maintain their momentum after last weekend's impressive triumph over Edinburgh in Murrayfield.
They face Glasgow in Llanelli on Saturday night and will be hoping to repeat last term's home form against the Scots, which saw them produce arguably their performance of the season to nail down a 29-6 triumph.