Leone Nakarawa has agreed to rejoin Glasgow Warriors after he was sacked by Top 14 giants Racing 92.
Fiji forward Nakarawa had his contract terminated with Paris club Racing in December following his late return from the Rugby World Cup.
The 31-year-old, who moved to the French capital from Glasgow in 2016, is set to return to Scotstoun on a deal until the end of the season, subject to being granted a visa and passing a medical.
Nakarawa told the club’s official website: “I’ve remained close with my ex-team-mates during my time in Paris and they played a big role in my decision to come back.
“I’m really looking forward to working with Dave Rennie and the coaching staff. Glasgow Warriors play an attacking style, which suits the way I like to play.
“The pitch may be different but I can’t wait to see some familiar faces in the crowd when I run out at Scotstoun.”
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Warriors head coach Rennie said: “We’re rapt to welcome Leone back to Glasgow.
“Everyone knows how dangerous he is with ball in hand and Glasgow supporters have fond memories of his previous exploits in a Warriors jersey.
“Since his move Leone has continued to develop as a player and was named the European Player of the Year for the 2017-18 season. He is close with a lot of the players and we’re looking forward to welcoming him back into the squad this week.”
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