England International, Alex Lozowski is to spend a season on loan in France. He will spend next year at Top 14 giants Montpellier. Lozowski will then return to Saracens with his side hopefully back in the Premiership.
Alex Lozowski Commits to Saracens Despite France Move
Despite deciding on not playing for Saracens in the Championship Lozowski has committed his long-term future to the club. He has signed a two-year deal that will commit him to the club until 2022.
Lozowski has commented on happiness to stay at Saracens. He said;
“I’m really happy to have managed to secure my future with Saracens,”
Mark McCall was equally delighted that the England International has committed his future to the club. He said, “We firmly believe there is much more to come and we look forward to helping him realise his undoubted potential.”
France to Help his Long-Term England Prospects
A number of Saracens players will be plying their trade at different clubs next season. These include Ben Earl and Max Malins, players that are on the cusp of international honours. Clearly there is not much to be gained from Lozowski playing a season in the Championship. Hence a move to gain him more experience.
This move could spring a new lease of life into Lozowksi who’s England career has somewhat stalled in recent months. Although he has always been impressive in a Saracens shirt he has not quite translated that to the international stage.
This move will definitely harm his international prospects in the immediate term. This is because players in France are ineligible for the national side. However, Lozowski will hope that the experience gained overseas will be more beneficial in the long run.
It is going to be an interesting few months for Saracens and other Premiership clubs as it was announced the season is to return on August 15th. Uncertainty surrounds what is going on across the game and that is no different for Lozowski.
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