Departures from troubled Premiership side Saracens are likely to start coming thick and fast as the future of many of their players starts to become clearer over the coming weeks.
The flooding of the market with Saracens players means that this season’s negotiations between clubs, players and player agents more fraught than would normally be the case, tipping negotiating power towards purse-string-holders at those Premiership sides’ looking for new additions.
Added to this, Saracens are eager for players to move on one-year loan deals and not to leave the club on a more permanent basis. Many contracts are yet to run their course, while others will also have a relegation clause allowing players to jump ship following the drop.
On a positive note for Saracens the club have been buoyed by news last week that England stars Elliot Daly and Jamie George will be staying, adding two to a significant cohort of big-name players who won’t be leaving the North London outfit.
Others are looking to the exit at Allianz Park.
You may never have heard of it, but SLAR is potentially a hotbed of player recruitment for professional clubs in Europe.
— RugbyPass (@RugbyPass) February 26, 2020
Ben Spencer is set for a permanent move to Bath, while Alex Lozowski has been linked to both Bath and Sale Sharks. Bath’s capture of exciting utility back Cameron Redpath from Sale Sharks suggests Lozowski may be headed north instead of west.
Here’s our changing list of stayers, loaners, likely leavers and confirmed leavers. UPDATED: 20.34pm/26/02/2020
Ben Earl (Bristol Bears)
Max Malins (Bristol Bears)
Jack Singleton (Gloucester Rugby/Leicester Tigers)
George Kruis (Japan)
Rhys Carré (PRO14)
Richard Wigglesworth (Sale/Ealing)
Ben Spencer (Bath)
Nick Isekwe (Gloucester/Sale)
Alex Lozowski (Bath/Sale)
Vincent Koch (Sale/Super Rugby/France)
Nick Tompkins (PRO14)
Will Skelton (Super Rugby, France)
Joel Kpoku (Northampton Saints)
Titi Lamositele (Montpellier)
Joe Gray (Harlequins until end of season)
Liam Williams (Scarlets)
Matt Gallagher (Munster)
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