According to reports in today’s Scotsman, Finn Russell will move to Top14 side Montpellier the season after next.
The Glasgow flyhalf has been in exceptional form for both Glasgow and Scotland, and it is thought that he will follow former Scotland headcoach Vern Cotter to the big spending French side.
According to the report a source within France understands the move will see Russell (24) – who has just been called in the British and Irish Lions squad – earn a multiple of what he earns at currently at Glasgow.
Russell’s exit will bring to an end a six year career at Glasgow Warriors.
The news comes as a major blow to the Glaswegian side who made it to the quarter finals of this year’s Champions Cup and will no doubt have designs on making further inroads into Europe’s premier club competition.
— British&Irish Lions (@lionsofficial) June 17, 2017
The gifted stand-off was brought into the Scotstoun fold in the summer of 2012 after impressing in the club game with Falkirk and as a key member of the Scotland under-20 team during the RBS 6 Nations.
In 2011, he helped Stirling County Colts win the under-18 National Youth Cup and in 2013 it was announced he was a recipient of the MacPhail Scholarship to travel to New Zealand to develop his game.