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David Strettle to make the move back to Saracens after three years with Clermont

By Adam Ellis

After back-to-back seasons as Clermont Auvergne’s top tryscorer David Strettle will return to Allianz Park this summer, as reported by Neil Fissler in TRP on 14 January.

The 34-year-old has signed a one-year contract for Mark McCall’s side to give a boost to the winger options at Saracens next season after Nathan Earle’s departure to Harlequins was confirmed and Chris Wyles announced he was going to retire.

After three seasons in France, Strettle admitted he felt as though he was ‘returning home’ once all the paperwork had been finalised.

“I already have some unforgettable memories at Saracens – they have always had a place in my heart,” Strettle said.

“An opportunity arose in France which I took as a fresh challenge, but now I can’t wait to come home and hopefully make some more great memories. Some of my best friends are at Saracens, so I can’t wait to get back out on the field and be a part of the same team with them again.”

“I now have a wife and a fantastic daughter – we are looking forward to bringing them back to London, where I know Saracens will welcome us all with open arms.”

“It’s a dream come true to be returning to the club and I can’t wait for the start of next season at Allianz Park.”

Strettle faced his former team-mates in the Champions Cup final last season in Clermont colours, losing on that occasion at Murrayfield 17-28, before avenging the defeat in the pool stages this season with a double.

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