Calum Clark to leave Northampton for Saracens this summer
Last Updated: 17/01/17 1:21pm
Calum Clark has agreed to leave Northampton for Premiership rivals Saracens at the end of the season.
The back-row forward has signed a three-year deal with Sarries, bringing an end to his seven-year spell at Franklin's Gardens.
Clark's performances for Saints earned him an England cap in 2015, but the flanker missed all of last season with a shoulder injury and has been in and out of his club side this term.
He told the Saracens website: "I am very fortunate to have played for a great club like Northampton. I've had a difficult 18 months on and off the field and I feel like I need a new challenge.
"As ever, I am fully committed to playing to the best of my ability for the remainder of my time at the club.
"I feel very privileged to have been given an opportunity at Saracens. They are always a difficult side to play against and I’m looking forward to taking on a new environment and getting a fresh start in the summer."
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall said: "Calum is a very talented player and will fit in brilliantly here at Saracens.
"He is still a player with a huge amount of potential and in our opinion he has his best years ahead of him. We’re looking forward to welcoming him to the club later this year."
Saracens have now secured three new players for next season after agreeing deals with Wales international Liam Williams and Toulouse hooker Christopher Tolofua.