Leicester Tigers’ latest signing Nemani Nadolo has said that he is committed to leaving Montpellier “on a high”.
The signing announcement was made official on Monday after RugbyPass revealed last Friday that the deal was done for the Fijian behemoth to arrive at Welford Road in the summer.
He has thanked his current club and its owner Mohed Altrad for letting the move happen. However, the 32-year-old urged that there is still plenty of work to be done in the south of France this season as he aims to finish his four years with the club in style.
He said on Instagram: “The season is far from over here in the south of France and I’m 100 per cent committed to leaving this club on a high.
“I can finally lay this to rest and concentrate on making many more memories with my MHR team-mates and most importantly the fans! Hopefully, we can create something special this season.”
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Nemani Nadolo joining Leicester for the 2020/21 season
Montpellier currently sit in eighth place in the Top 14, only four points behind a playoff spot, so they are very much in the hunt to finish in the top six this season.
With nine games left to play in the league, Nadolo has the chance to make his mark.
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Now that the news is out. I’ll be moving on at the end of the season to the Midlands of England where I’ll be joining the @leicestertigers.. I want to thank the club @mhr_officiel and the club owner Mr Mohed Altrad for allowing me to make this happen. The season is far from over here in the south of France and I’m 100% committed to leaving this club on a high.. I can finally lay this to rest and concentrate on making many more memories with my MHR teammates and most importantly the Fans!. Hopefully we can create something special this season .. peace out! ??
The 6ft 5in winger is one of the most destructive ball carriers in the game currently and was one of a number of signings that the Tigers announced on Monday.
The Fijian will arrive this summer alongside Georgian hooker Shalva Mamukashvili, as the English giants hope to rebuild after a troubling couple of seasons.
A huge signing, both literally and figuratively for Leicester Tigers. https://t.co/gy3RG36QvY
— RugbyPass (@RugbyPass) February 28, 2020
The announcement of these two incoming players also came at the same time as the Youngs brothers, Tom and Ben, signing contract extensions.
While this may be the early signs of the winds of change in the East Midlands, particularly with Steve Borthwick set to become head coach, Nadolo is focused on the season at hand in the Top 14.
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