Social media reacts to Paddy Jackson's move to top-flight French club Perpignan

Paddy Jackson

On Friday morning, the news was confirmed that Jackson has completed a transfer to French side USA Perpignan.

Former Ulster fly-half Paddy Jackson has agreed a two-year deal to join newly promoted Top 14 side Perpignan for next season.

In a statement on the French club's website, Perpignan sporting director Christian Lanta said, "He is a proven kicker, a talented playmaker, Paddy can bring his worldwide experience to the team".

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As revealed by the Belfast Telegraph last week, the 26-year-old had been in talks with the Catalan club as he bids to rebuild his career after having his Ulster contract revoked.

The club's sporting director Christian Lanta welcomed the player, describing Jackson as a "proven kicker" and a "talented playmaker" who would bring the benefit of his global experience to the club.

Perpignan were recently promoted to the Top 14 from France's second-tier and they will hope the addition of an worldwide out-half can help establish themselves as a force in the upper echelons of French rugby.

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