Saracens sign Wales star Liam Williams

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Saracens have announced the signing of Wales star Liam Williams on a three-year deal from the Scarlets ahead of next season.

Williams, who can play at fullback and on the wings, will link up with the Aviva Premiership champions at the end of the current campaign and will fill the void left by the Toulon-bound Chris Ashton.

"Liam's arrival at Allianz Park next season is fantastic news," said Saracens director of rugby Mark McCall. "He is only 25-years old and has his best years of rugby ahead of him.

"Liam is arguably one of the most talented backs in Europe so to have secured his signing is real coup for the club. We'll look forward to welcoming him in the summer."

Williams, who has won 38 Wales caps, is looking forward to moving to Allianz Park.

"I am really excited about joining Saracens and having the opportunity to challenge myself in the Aviva Premiership," Williams said. "The club's reputation speaks for itself and I am looking forward to the next chapter of my career. I wouldn't be the player I am without the incredible support from the Scarlets' management, players, back-room staff and passionate supporters.

"I will be giving my all for the remainder of the season and hope to help finish on a high."