METUISELA Talebula is considering of sealing the deal with one of the awaiting overseas clubs at the end of the 2011/12 International Rugby Board (IRB) HSBC Sevens World Series.
The Fiji sevens star playmaker, who grabbed attention of several rugby union and league scouts from overseas, wants to finish this series with the national side on high before considering the lucrative deals on offer.
Speaking at a family function organised by his close relatives from Oneata Island in Lau to celebrate his achievement with the Digicel Fiji 7s team, Talebula said he always had a dream to play for the nation and was satisfied with his achievements so far. But the 20-year-old Natabua player said he wanted to achieve more with the national team before playing abroad.
"I haven't decided my future yet but I'm thinking of signing a contract with an overseas club after the (2011/12) IRB series," Talebula said.
"My focus right now is the remaining two tournaments (Scotland and London 7s) and then I will think about these offers which are like $40,000 per season."
Talebula said his aim was to pile more points in the upcoming tournaments and finish within the top 10 of the seasons highest point scorers list.
At the moment, he is the leading points scorer in the national team and is placed fifth with 139 points.
"I'm just concentrating on my training right now before joining the camp next week. I know hard work and training pays off and I want to be in my best form to help the national team in the upcoming tournaments," he said.
"Family support to me and my career is very important and I'm thankful for what they have done for me. They have always been supporting me.
"It is a privilege for me to represent my family and nation at international level and I always try my best to represent them well." Talebula started his rugby career with rugby league club, Lautoka Crushers under-9 team climbing through the ranks to the U14 grade.
He switched to rugby union and played for the Natabua Rugby Club premier team when he was 16.
Talebula also played for the Lelean U19 team that won the Deans Trophy for two consecutive years (2009 and 2010) and also the recipient of the Fiji Secondary Schools Player of the Year award in 2009.
He also represented Fiji in the Junior World Cup (U20) last year.
But many don't know that Talebula was also a very talented soccer player during his secondary school days.
He played centre back for the Drasa Secondary School (DSS) from Form 3 to 5. "I think my good kicking skills is somehow connected to my short soccer career with DSS," Talebula said.
"I'm always calm before slotting the conversions. I just say a short prayer ad stay steady before taking the kick."
Father Sunia Talebula said he knew Metuisela had the potential to excel in sports when he first saw him playing.
"When he was nine-years-old, he played for Natabua Primary and people were saying he had talents good enough to play for Fiji someday," Sunia proudly said.
"I have been always giving him tips and advices to help him become a better player. Even when he goes to play 7s in the international tournaments, I tell him the players he has to watch out for."
"He is an all rounder and good in numerous sports as well. He comes from a sporting family and I think his outstanding performance is due to this as well. "
Sunia said they have never pressured Metuisela in making decisions about his future. He said they respected whatever decisions he makes and were always behind him. Metuisela comes from a family of prominent rugby players like Mesake Buimaiwai, Paula Bui, Joji Soqoiwasa and Ilai Senivau.