Maro Itoje, the England Saxons lock who plies his trade with the Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club Saracens FC has committed his long term future with the club by putting pen to paper on a new deal, it has been announced.
The 20 year old, who captained England to the Junior World Cup title was also the leader of the club which won the LV=Cup this season and tying him up to a new deal is a sign of the long term ambitions of the London club.
Standing at 6ft and 5in, the youngster has already amassed 24 appearances for the club and also played a vital role for the club during their Aviva Premiership and the European Rugby Champions Cup campaign. He made his debut for the England Saxons in January, 2015.
Speaking about his new deal, Itoje said that he us incredibly excited to be able to commit his future to Saracens FC, adding that it is a great club that has treated him with a lot of care since he joined as a 14 year old. He mentioned that the club is like a second home to him and he is glad to have been asked to extend his contract.
According to Itoje, the club has been ambitious and has been fighting for some of the biggest honours over the last few seasons. He added that as a professional, it is only natural that a player wants to play in the biggest games and he is hopeful that he can improve a lot over the years and play in the biggest games as well.
Saracens FC Director of Rugby Mark McCall said that the player has progressed a lot in the last two years and the team is glad that he has signed a new long term contract.