Welsh bid for Henson

Championship outfit keen to bring Wales centre to London

Last Updated: 21/09/10 8:04am

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Henson: Wants to move to London

Henson: Wants to move to London

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Gavin Henson has finally been offered the chance to resurrect his career in London - although not in the Aviva Premiership.

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The Wales centre is currently embroiled in a bitter dispute with the Ospreys, who have refused to tear up his contract to allow him to move to the capital.

Henson, who has not played for 18 months, wants to leave Wales in a bid to be closer to his children.

However, the Ospreys are holding firm over the final year of Henson's contract - with Harlequins, London Wasps, Saracens and London Irish have all publicly distancing themselves from moves for the 2005 Lions tourist.

London Welsh, though, have launched an ambitious bid to hand Henson his London move - even if it means playing in the Championship.

The Exiles already have an agreement in place with the Ospreys over players - and managing director John Taylor believes everyone will win from the 28-year-old making the switch.

Taylor told The Telegraph: "Whatever happens, Gavin would have to play several games at a level below the English Premiership or the Magners League before he started in the top flight again.

"If in the meantime he would like to come and train and play at London Welsh, we would love to have him.

"It is a no-brainer. He would enjoy it because there is still a very strong Welsh atmosphere at the club and hopefully it is a situation that can happen. If he needs a Welsh home in London, we are it."

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