Charlie Atkinson has completed a transfer from Leicester Tigers to Gloucester, making the move from the East Midlands to the West Country. The 22-year-old fly-half, highly rated in his position, joined Kingsholm after spending just over a year with Leicester Tigers. Atkinson's move was prompted by Wasps' financial collapse, forcing him to leave the club. He expressed gratitude to Leicester Tigers for their support and looks forward to a new chapter at Gloucester, where he aims to contribute to the team's success.
Having been immediately released from his Leicester Tigers contract, Atkinson acknowledged the warm reception he received from Leicester and thanked the fans for their support. Representing England up to under-20 level, the talented young player is excited about the opportunity to join Gloucester's squad and make his mark at Kingsholm. He expressed his eagerness to play for Gloucester, especially in front of the passionate fans who create an incredible atmosphere at Kingsholm.
Gloucester's director of rugby, George Skivington, spoke positively about securing Atkinson's services, highlighting the player's talent and how he will enhance the team's depth and quality in the number 10 shirt. Skivington expressed his admiration for Atkinson since his time at Wasps and believes he will be a valuable addition to Gloucester. With Atkinson joining the squad, Gloucester aims to integrate him into their program swiftly, and fans can anticipate seeing him in a Gloucester shirt in the near future.