England international Anthony Watson is set to make exit from Gallagher Premiership club Bath Rugby according to reports.
Watson's original contract is set to expire at the end of the 2021/22 season and was expected to sign a new deal by December but 'has made up his mind' to leave the club according to the Telegraph.
Watson joined Bath in 2013 from London Irish and has gone on to feature for them in 126 games but his appearances were restricted to just two this season as he had a ruptured ACL.
The fact that Bath have been struggling in the ongoing season after losing all their 10 Premiership games has not helped the cause either for the Recreation Ground based club to convince Watson to extend his stay.
Watson has played 51 times for England since his international debut in 2014 and was part of their World Cup campaigns in 2015 and 2019. He also played five times for the British and Irish Lions that came during the 2017 and 2021 tours of New Zealand and South Africa respectively.
The news will be a big blow for Bath as they already have lost the services of Taulupe Faletau, who will be heading to Cardiff next season.