Italy centre swaps Wasps for Quins
TRANSFER NEWS: Harlequins have bolster their side with a third international star in a space of two days.
The Premiership side confirmed that Italian international Michele Campagnaro will join the Club for the 2019/20 season.
The strong, ball-carrying Centre, who can also cover wing, was a member of the Exeter Chiefs squad who won the Premiership in the 2016/17 season and is currently playing his rugby with Wasps.
The 26-year-old represented Italy in the recent Six Nations campaign and to date has amassed 42 caps for Italy and scored nine tries for his country.
Campagnaro will join the Club after the World Cup, if selected, and said he cannot wait to get started at The Stoop.
“Joining Harlequins is a very exciting move for me and I am looking forward to the challenge,” he said. “I was very impressed with the winning culture that Paul Gustard has created at Harlequins and I know he is building a squad capable of winning a lot of trophies.”
Paul Gustard, Head of Rugby added said: “I have watched Michele in recent years starring for club and country and I know he will be a great addition to our squad at Harlequins.
“We have an array of exciting talent at centre at the Club and Michele will provide excellent competition for places as we look to progress and build on this season’s momentum.
“Michele is a seasoned international, a Premiership winner, who will add top level experience to our playing group. He is a fantastic talent, powerful through contact and will give us even more of an attacking threat next season.”