Owen Farrell has signed a long-term contract extension with Saracens.
The England and British & Irish Lions fly-half will remain at the club that he has called ‘home’ since the age of 14, after he put pen to paper to a five-year deal that will see Farrell extend his stay with Saracens until 2022.
The 25-year old outside-half has made 152 appearances for Allianz Park club since making his debut in the Anglo-Welsh cup back in 2008, firmly establishing himself as one of the leading lights in the professional game.
Speaking about committing his long-term future with the north Londoners, Farrell said: “It’s an opportunity to hopefully grow with this group again for the next few years; to get better and improve on what we’ve already done.”
Farrell has won three Premiership titles with Saracens, as well as back-to-back Champions Cups. He is one of the team’s core leaders who have transformed the club and taken Saracens to new heights. Reflecting on the bond this forged with his teammates, Farrell said: “We’ve known each other for such a long time now. We’re all best mates. To come through with them and be able to spend day in and day out with them, to share what we are doing, is the most important thing.”
Now though, Farrell’s attention is firmly on the future. He said: “This teams got a long way to go still. To see how far we can take it is exciting.”
Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall added: “Owen has developed into one of the leading players in world rugby since he graduated from the Saracens academy. He is one of our own, so for him to commit his long-term future to the club is huge news – we’re delighted that he’ll be extending his stay.”
“He continues to set the standards as a player both for Saracens and on the international scene. The whole club is looking forward to seeing him excel in a Saracens shirt at Allianz Park over the coming years.”