JAMIE BHATTI will be a Glasgow player again next season, making his return to Scotstoun two seasons after being allowed to leave for Edinburgh. The international loosehead only left the capital for Bath on a short-term deal last month, but is now delighted to be returning to the team where he made his name.
“I’m buzzing to get back to Glasgow and play for a club that I’m hugely passionate about,” the 27-year-old said on the Warriors website. “I left Glasgow with some of my best rugby memories and finished playing in that Guinness PRO14 final at Celtic Park in 2019.
“I was playing the best rugby I’ve ever played when I left the club and I can’t wait to return and kick on. I really rate Danny [Wilson] as a coach and I’m looking forward to working with him and the other coaches full-time. I can’t wait to get back to Scotstoun.”
Wilson knows Bhatti from his time as one of Gregor Townsend‘s assistant coaches at national level and is pleased to have bolstered his options in a position where he needs greater depth. “I’ve worked with Jamie at Scotland and watched him play a lot,” the Glasgow head coach said.
“He was part of Scotland’s Autumn Nations Cup squad and he’s a physical rugby player and a good aggressive scrummager. We’ve spoken a lot and he’s really passionate about Glasgow and returning to the club. We look forward to welcoming Jamie back to Scotstoun.”
Glasgow have not said how long Bhatti’s new contract is for.