FORMER England international winger Chris Ashton has been rumoured to be "on his way" to Worcester Warriors.

The Eggchasers Rugby Podcast, which is a well respected weekly podcast that airs on Mondays, revealed the link.

Jonathan Beardmore of the podcast said: "I have heard, from a pretty reliable source, that Chris Ashton is on his way to Worcester."

After confirming the signing of Edinburgh and Scotland international Duhan van der Merwe last week, this would be another 'big name' signing but do they need him?

Ashton is 33 now and has been hopping around the Premiership for last two seasons or so since returning from his French exploits in Toulon in 2018.

The third highest Premiership try scorer of all time, 85, has spent time with Sale and Harlequins since the move home but has struggled with injuries and has not played a massive amount of rugby.

Warriors pride themselves on their youth/academy and with the likes of Nick David, Perry Humphreys, Noah Heward and Tom Howe within the Worcester ranks the addition of another winger seems slightly odd and a very un-Solomons type signing.

Humphreys, David and Howe have all managed to gain a fair amount of first team rugby and if Ashton was to arrive, game time would be limited further.

I think it would be a move to add experience to a young side, if it was to be confirmed, and I don't think Solomons would make the signing to place Ashton straight into the starting team.

His knowledge of the game and experience speaks for itself and he could really help the young wingers in the squad and can also slot in at full-back if necessary.

A question of watch this space on this one, I feel.