Leicester Tigers ‘ are set to land’ England and Bath winger Anthony Watson ahead of next season, according to The Rugby Paper today.
The 28-year-old is out of contract with Bath at the end of June and has allowed his deal to wind down in order to keep his options open.
Despite strong interest from the likes of Sale, London Irish and Wasps, Watson is now in advanced negotiations with Tigers and is expected to sign this week.
Having represented England through the age groups, he made his full international debut in November 2014 against New Zealand and has since gone on to achieve over 50 caps for his nation, marking his 50th outing with a try against France in the 2021 Six Nations.
For Bath, Watson earned his debut in a 21-0 win over Newcastle Falcons in 2013 alongside the likes of Jonathan Joseph and Semesa Rokoduguni and crossed for his first club try in a 27-27 draw against Leicester Tigers later in the same season.
Becoming a Bath centurion in the 2018 /19 season, Watson has proved an influential figure to both the young and senior players within in the squad.
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Bath rugby confirm SIX new additions for next season
Bath Rugby has now confirmed six new additions to the squad for the 2022/23 season, including a former England international!
#1. DAVE ATTWOOD
- Position: Lock
- Age: 34
- Previous Clubs: Bristol Bears, Gloucester, Bath, Toulon
- Honours: England