Saracens are likely to hang onto some of their star players despite their relegation with a number of players set to sign loan deals with Premiership clubs, others set for sabbaticals however, they will be bracing themselves for a mass exodus that will see some of rugby’s brightest talent heading out of the door.
The club revealed how England captain Owen Farrell and some of his England colleagues including Maro Itoje and Jamie George could stay at the club with unique arrangements aimed at priming them for a tour with the British & Irish Lions in 2021.
With England coach Eddie Jones and his Lions counterpart Warren Gatland have given their consent to the masterplan.
However, players like the next generation – that includes the likes of flanker Ben Earl, who has just been called up by England – know that they need to play in the top flight to further their test careers.
Saracens want to send a number of players out on loan but potential suitors are insisting on permanent deals.
We take a look at where some of the players could end up:
Ben Spencer - Bath and Exeter
Alex Lozowski - Gloucester, Bath and Sale
Nick Isiekwe - Harlequins
Max Malins - Exeter
Nick Tompkins - Ospreys
Matt Gallagher - Munster
Rhys Carre - Cardiff
George Kruis - Japan
Jack Singleton - Leicester Tigers
Will Skelton - Waratahs, Brumbies and Bulls
Owen Farrell, Maro Itoje and Jamie George - semi Sabbaticals
Vincent Koch - Bulls or France
Richard Wigglesworth and Brad Barrit - likely to retire
Others set to leave permanently: Callum Clark, Michael Rhodes, Alex Lewington, Sean Maitland, Ali Crossdale, Juan Figallo and Joe Gray.