Wasps can today confirm that Elliot Daly will be leaving the Club at the end of the season.
Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young said: “Elliot triggered a release clause in his contract and despite our best efforts to keep him at the Club, unfortunately, he has decided to move onto pastures new for the 2019/20 season.
“We are really disappointed to lose Elliot, we brought him through the ranks from his teenage years and have seen him flourish into an established England international and also a British & Irish Lion.
“He has really developed his all-round game in the Black and Gold, having been a tremendous performer for us over the years and I am sure he will continue to give his all for the Club till the end of the season.”
Daly, who has accrued 404 points in 188 appearances for Wasps, said: “This has been one of the most difficult decisions of my life.
“Despite some of the rumours flying around, the training ground has nothing to do with why I’ve come to my decision to leave. I simply feel it is the right time for me to seek a new challenge next season after the World Cup.
“I’d like to thank everyone at Wasps, from my old Junior Academy coaches right up to Dai and Chairman Derek Richardson, for giving me the opportunities and helping me reach the top of the game over the last 12 years.
“Wasps will always have a special place in my heart and I will certainly be giving everything to the jersey to try and finish the season strongly.”
Daly has been linked with a move to Saracens with no official word on his next club as of yet.
Wasps have also confirmed the departures of Willie Le Roux and Nathan Hughes with the latter already signing for Bristol Bears.