GABRIEL Ibitoye has turned down the chance of returning to Harlequins and will this week instead sign a permanent deal with Montpellier.
Ibitoye joined Montpellier as a medical joker in January after spending the first half of the campaign with Agen, who have now been relegated from the top flight.
Blindside understands that Quins sounded out the winger about re-turning to south west London when his loan at Montpellier runs out.
But he has opted to stay at the Stade Yvesdu-Manoir for another two seasons after impressing during his loan spell.
BY NEIL FISSLER
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