Sale’s Cameron Redpath has joined Bath after the two clubs agreed a six-figure transfer fee.

The academy product was two years into a five-year Sharks contract but according to the club made it clear in recent weeks that he wanted to depart the AJ Bell Stadium for pastures new.

The 20-year-old made 22 senior appearances during his time at the club having joined from Sedbergh School back in 2017.

England U20 international Redpath, the son of former Sale player and coach Bryan, has signed a three-year contract with Bath.

Sale director of rugby Steve Diamond said: “We have a hard working and vibrant culture at the club which is developing through selective recruitment and the inclusion of our homegrown talent.

“We are 100 per cent committed to our academy vision and the development of high-level players within the North West.

“However, the most important ingredient in this process is the desire for our players and staff to actually want to be here. 

“After meeting with Cameron on several occasions over the past few weeks, it became clear his desire was to leave the club.”

Redpath told Sale’s website: “I would like to thank everyone at Sale for their support over the last two seasons, the coaches and staff at Sale were nothing but good to me.

“I wish everyone at the club all the best for the remainder for the season and the future.”

Redpath was part of Eddie Jones’ England squad for the South Africa tour in 2018 but missed out on trip due to injury.

He then starred at the U20 World Championships in Argentina last year and trained with the senior side in the build-up the Six Nations clash with Ireland at the weekend.

“We continue to work hard to grow our game and to build our squad, and we see Cameron as a very exciting young talent who adds strength and depth to the superb midfield players we already have here at Bath,” said Bath director of rugby Stuart Hooper.

“He’s getting stuck in straight away and we are looking forward to seeing him play in the blue, black and white.

“We’ve got some big matches coming up and having more options to tackle the varying challenges the likes of Bristol, Exeter and Irish will bring gives us more opportunity to control the matches and get some big wins on the board."