YORKSHIRE have confirmed that David Willey will leave Headingley at the end of the season to re-join his former club Northamptonshire.

Willey, who moved to Headingley ahead of the 2016 season, has had an illustrious career with England to date and led the Yorkshire Vikings to the Vitality Blast quarter-finals last summer.

Darren Gough, Yorkshire’s interim managing director of cricket, said: “The club was keen to keep Dave at Headingley, but unfortunately we were unable to match Northants’ offer.

“We proactively engaged with Dave on his return from the IPL at the end of May, but were not able to make an offer until our new board were in place.

“Since our first cricket strategy meeting with the new board, we have begun negotiations on a number of contracts with players and look forward to making some exciting announcements in the coming weeks.

“Everyone at Yorkshire would like to thank Dave for his time at the club and we wish him all the very best for the future.”