Alex Lozowski to leave Wasps for Saracens in the summer
By Stephen Turner
Last Updated: 13/01/16 1:47pm
Wasps fly-half Alex Lozowski is to join Saracens at the end of the season.
The 22-year-old has agreed a "multi-year deal" with Wasps' Premiership rivals and will slot into the space in the Saracens squad vacated by retiring No 10 Charlie Hodgson.
Sarries have also announced the signing of Fiji 7s star Savenaca Rawaca, a 16st 5lbs wing, on a long-term deal.
Lozowski told Saracens' website: "I'm very excited to be joining up with Saracens and believe that my ambitions as a player match those of the club.
"Saracens already have an outstanding squad of players, which includes a core of exciting young English talent. The environment and coaching match the quality of the squad."
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall said: "We are delighted to bring Alex to the club next season. He is a very exciting player who we believe will add a lot to our squad.
"Save is an exciting player and at 24 he still has a huge amount of potential. I'm sure his physical type of game will flourish in both the Aviva Premiership and European rugby."
Wasps' director of rugby Dai Young admitted his disappointment at losing Lozowski, saying: "We really wanted him to stay. He's a very talented player and we certainly had big plans for him here.
"We have been in discussion with Alex since the end of last season, trying to agree a contract extension. However, Alex made us aware early on this season that he planned to move on and he will leave with our best wishes. I am sure he will do very well over the coming seasons."
Wasps have at least tied three more players to new contracts: full-back Rob Miller, wing Josh Bassett and centre Brendan Macken have followed James Haskell and Nathan Hughes in committing their futures.