Tuilagi will make 'right decision' over future - Ford
George Ford loves playing alongside Manu Tuilagi with England and Leicester Tigers but would back him if he leaves to join Racing.
There has been intense speculation that the 27-year-old could be on his way to link up with the French PRO14 outfit at the end of the season, with a three-year deal believed to be worth £2.5million on the table.
If Tuilagi does make the move, it could hamper his chances of future England call-ups and that would be a blow for Ford who enjoys playing alongside him for both club and country.
However, the 25-year-old insists that he will support Tuilagi in whatever decision he makes because he knows it will be the best for him and his family.
Ford told Sky Sports: "Look, Manu has got a decision there to make which I am sure he will do after the Six Nations.
"He has got a lot of things to think about in terms of what is best for him and his family. So he will have a good think. He will sit down with his family and come up with the right decision.
"All I can say is I love every minute of playing with Manu and being on his team at club as well as international level because he is such a brilliant player and a brilliant guy as well."
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