Perpignan raided their coffers to beat off strong competition from the biggest clubs in England and France to land Hook
Perpignan head a glut of leading teams from France and England desperate to land Hook
and are prepared to offer him the opportunity he craves of playing in the No 10 position where he first made his name.
French newspaper Midi Olympique, who originally reported on Perpignan's wish to land Hook
, claim the gifted back wants to leave the Liberty Stadium at the end of the season.
In the last couple of weeks, Blues boss Young confirmed he had been knocked back by the Ospreys in his audacious attempt to land Hook
, while Worcester's Ruddock said he had also enquired, but was told the player was going nowhere.
The second proved tougher as Hussain managed to catch Edwards on the ropes and land hooks
to head and body.
Russell then aggressively looked to land hooks
inside but Jon mixed it up with him and his strength took him to a deserved victory.