Finn Russell will join Racing 92 to replace Dan Carter at the season's end

Scotland fly-half Finn Russell will leave Glasgow Warriors at the end of the season. Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images

Finn Russell is targeting European Champions Cup glory after it was announced he will join Racing 92 at the end of the season.

The Scotland fly-half revealed his decision to leave Glasgow last week with France the likely destination, and Racing have confirmed he will join as a replacement for Dan Carter.

Russell was a key figure in a promising autumn for Scotland, where they beat Australia and Samoa while running New Zealand close, but he has already set his sights high when he arrives in France next season.

"I had the chance to play six seasons in Glasgow," he told racing92.fr. "But for me, for my progress, I felt it was time to change the environment.

"Like any rugby player my goal is to win; I want to win titles with Racing. It is a club determined to play as many finals as possible and win.

"It's really my main goal, and Racing has all the potential to get the Champions Cup or Top 14, I can not wait to help them win.

"It's a great club. I'm looking forward to settling down and playing with my new teammates as well as working with the coaches and all the staff."

Russell has the unenviable task of trying to fill the boots of former All Black Carter, who recently announced his decision to move to Japan to join Kobe Steel Kobelco Steelers - much to the disappointment of the Warriors playmaker.

He said: "I've faced Dan a few times and I know he's one of the best players in the world today. He has really done great things here, I feel the love that the club has for him.

"I did not really think of Dan's departure, I thought maybe he would still be there, I would have learned a lot from him."