Wasps has confirmed the signing of lively Italian centre Michele Campagnaro, who will arrive at the Ricoh Arena later this month following the conclusion of the Autumn Internationals.
Campagnaro was released from his contract with Wasps' Premiership competitors Exeter Chiefs earlier this season, heading into the current international period as a free agent, subsequently captaining the Azzurri against the USA.
Capped 36 times in the blue of Italy, the 25-year-old will fit into Wasps' exciting brand of running rugby, looking to link up with All Blacks fly-half Lima Sopoaga, British and Irish Lion Elliot Daly and Springbok fullback Willie le Roux.
Campagnaro arrived at Sandy Park from Benetton Rugby following the 2015 Rugby World Cup, going on to make 27 appearances for the Chiefs, winning the final instalment of the Anglo-Welsh Cup last season.
Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young said: “Michele is an experienced international who predominantly plays at 13, but having also played on the wing and at 15, his versatility will be of huge benefit to the team throughout the season.
“He joins us with some real pedigree and we’re looking forward to integrating him into the squad.”
Campagnaro said: “The opportunity to join Wasps was something no player can turn down. “Wasps play an exciting brand of rugby and have a number of talented individuals. I’m very much looking forward to testing myself and playing at the Ricoh Arena.”