Coventry-born Odogwu set for Wasps move

Date: 5 Jun 2019

Wasps are pleased to welcome Paolo Odogwu back to his hometown of Coventry, with the rapid winger set to become the Club’s tenth new signing ahead of the 2019/20 season.

Odogwu, who will be making the move from Sale Sharks, will strengthen Wasps’ options on the flanks heading into the 2019/20 campaign.

In 2016, the explosive back ran in eight tries in just three Premiership Sevens group matches for Sale to top Christian Wade’s try-scoring record in the competition.

During his first season in Manchester, he impressed across both the Premiership and Heineken Champions Cup, and went on to score seven tries in 29 first-team appearances for the Sharks.

He previously spent time with Leicester Tigers while also having represented England Under 20s.

Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young said: “Paolo has been stuck behind the likes of seasoned internationals in Chris Ashton, Denny Solomona and Marland Yarde at Sale, and at just 22, he needs more game-time.

“We recognise that he has a lot of potential and has a bit of x-factor about him, so we’re looking forward to bringing him on board and hope to help him realise his potential while wearing the Black and Gold.”

Odogwu said: “It’ll be great to move back to my hometown and the chance to play for such a prestigious club as Wasps is really special for me.

“I feel like I’ve got a lot to offer and I can’t wait to meet my new teammates in the summer.”

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