England International Set To Complete Swap Deal With Premiership Rivals
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England winger Jonny May is set to join Leicester Tigers from Gloucester in a deal which would see Ed Slater move the other way.
According to BBC Radio Leicester, a deal is set to be finalised following medicals. May still has a year left on his contract, with Leicester expected to buy out the remaining year with a cash + Ed Slater deal.
Gloucester have been reluctant to let May leave but are thought to be long-term admirers of 28-year-old former Leicester club captain Slater. After offloading South African wing JP Pietersen and centre Peter Betham, Leicester now have room in their squad and budget to bring in reinforcements.
27-year-old May came through Gloucester’s academy and he has scored 62 tries in 138 appearances. He made his international debut against Argentina in June 2013 and has made 27 appearances for England, scoring nine tries.