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Gloucester And England Star Set For Leicester Tigers Move

Gloucester and England back Jonny May is on his way to Welford Road and the Leicester Tigers ahead of the new Aviva Premiership season next month.

The 27-year-old, who has scored nine tries in 27 appearances for England, will boost the Tigers’ options out wide following the departure of JP Pieterson and Peter Betham.

Reported by BBC Sport, former Tigers captain Ed Slater is set to move in the other direction, in addition to a cash lump for May’s services.

Subject to a medical, May’s move to Leicester will see him link up with fellow England teammates Ben Youngs and the newly-signed George Ford.

May has called the Kingsholm Stadium home since 2009 and since then has made nearly 140 appearances for the club, scoring a whopping 310 points in that time.

Gloucester have also lost the services of captain Greig Laidlaw ahead of the new season, with the Scotland captain moving across the English Channel to Top 14 side Clermont Auvergne.

The Premiership side will be looking to improve on their ninth place finish in the league last season and the loss of May and Laidlaw will certainly do them no favours.

However, with the arrival of Slater, along with fellow Tigers Fraser Balmain and Owen Williams, the loss of May and Laidlaw will certainly be offset.

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