All Blacks out-half Dan Carter confirmed his move to Racing Metro on Twitter late last night.
Sad to think 2015 will be my last year playing in NZ but excited to announce my move to @RacingMetro92 next December
— Dan Carter (@DanCarter) December 18, 2014
Carter will replace Jonny Sexton as number 10 at the Paris club, though French international Remi Tales will also join at the end of the season, probably a good thing due to the Kiwi's injury record in recent years.
According to reports in Europe, Racing will make Carter rugby's highest paid player by giving him a contact worth €1.5 million a year. Sexton was thought to be on approximately half of that.
This will not be Carter's first time pitching up in the Top 14. He previously played for Perpignan during the 2008/09 season, though his playing time was cut short due to an Achilles tendon injury.
He will join Racing following next year's World Cup.
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