Zach Mercer has signed with French club Montpellier – ending his future chances of playing for England in the process, according to the Mail Online.
The newspaper quotes Montpellier billionaire owner Mohed Altrad saying: “Zach has signed,” having been linked with the club back in November.
After captaining the England under-20 side, he was tipped to be a regular international starter but will now forego England-eligibility by taking up a deal offshore in Top 14.
The 23-year-old is one of a number of stars reported to have been unhappy with the pay cuts imposed on the Bath squad this summer.
Mercer was capped in 2018 by Eddie Jones and played two tests in the November internationals, coming off the bench against the Springboks and Japan.