Saracens have announced that Alex Lewington has re-signed for the club entering into a new contract. Since the club’s relegation was announced the situation of a number of its key players has been up in the air.
However, this ticks off another player that will be committing their long-term future to the club. Richard Wigglesworth also announced he will see out the season with the club. This will be alongside Brad Barritt who also signed a new contract extension.
Alex Lewington Stays Put at Saracens
The flying winger has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2020. At the age of 28, Lewington has scored 10 tries for Saracens in his first season. Since then he has amassed 47 appearances.
Given teams have scrambled to tie players down to new deals to remain in line with the reduced salary cap this is not a surprise. Especially with other high profile players Alex Good and Liam Williams leaving, most expected Lewington to stay put.
🗞 Saracens can happily reveal Alex Lewington has re-signed with the club.
The winger will be a Saracen until at least 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣2️⃣ 👌 #TogetherSaracens ⚫️🔴
— Saracens Rugby Club (@Saracens) July 2, 2020
It was always unlikely that Lewington would receive an England call-up so a move to stay in the Premiership would not impact this. Lewington appears settled at the North-London club. This meant that the chances were that he would commit his long-term future to Saracens.
However, this does not make the news any less important for fans. As the club looks to rebuild back in the Championship next season, the likes of Lewington will be incredibly helpful.
Lewington could see this move to stay at the club as an important step in securing his future. Now that he has resigned, Alex Lewington could be one of the players that Saracens looks to build their future around.
Lewington responded to the news breaking by stating “I’m really excited to commit to the club for a couple more years”. He also spoke of the excitement of having more of a leadership role going forward.
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