Harlequins have confirmed a deal has today (Monday, August 3) been finalised that will see Gabriel Ibitoye leave the Club with immediate effect to join French Top14 club, Agen.
Agen announced the signing of the promising young winger last week but Harlequins confirmed his departure today with immediate effect while revealing that the winger requested to leave the club with Harlequins receiving compensation.
The club released the following statement:
"Following Ibitoye’s request to leave the London Club during rugby’s COVID-19 hiatus, Harlequins, who were committed to retaining the services of Ibitoye, have now agreed to let him join Agen after reaching a satisfactory compensation fee for the mid-season transfer.
Harlequins head into the remainder of the postponed 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership season extremely well resourced on the wing.
With the long-awaited return from injury of England prospect Nathan Earle, the impressive Cadan Murley, the Champions Cup record try-scorer Chris Ashton, young South African star Tyrone Green (set to arrive the Club shortly) and the versatility of fullbacks Aaron Morris and Ross Chisholm and skilful centre Joe Marchant - the latter of whom has featured on the wing for the Blues during his loan spell in Super Rugby earlier this year - the Club heads towards rugby’s return at The Stoop on August 14 against Sale Sharks well-stocked on the wing.
The Club recently welcomed back to training England’s most-capped full-back, Mike Brown, who is in line to make his return against Sale, nine months after his last appearance in the Quarters."