England wing Ashton leaves Sale immediately
NEWS: England back Chris Ashton and Sale Sharks are set to part ways with immediate effect.
Sale Sharks made the shock announcement via a statement on Monday.
“Sale Sharks can announce that Chris Ashton will leave the club with immediate effect.
“The club and Chris have reached a mutual agreement regarding the termination of his Sale Sharks contract and he will leave the club immediately.
“Sale Sharks would like to thank Chris for his efforts whilst at the club and wish him and his family all the best for the future.”
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Ashton, who joined Sale Sharks in 2018, have been in good form for Sale this season, scoring nine tries in his 12 starts.
32-year-old Ashton won 44 caps for England, scoring 20 tries, while also playing club rugby for Northampton, Saracens and Toulon before a move to Sale.
According to reports, Ashton will now look for a new club with only a few months of the current campaign remaining.
PLAYER NEWS | Chris Ashton to leave Sale Sharks with immediate effect.
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