Shane Geraghty will rejoin London Irish this summer, having signed a two-year deal with the club he left in 2009.
The six-times capped England out-half/centre (25) angered Exiles coach Toby Booth when he left for Northampton three years ago. He moved on to French club Brive last year. Booth said the club were "not prepared to be held over a barrel in terms of financial demands".
But director of rugby Brian Smith insists Geraghty will be welcomed back to the club, saying: "He is an exceptional player."