Leeds Rhinos have announced the signing of half-back Richie Myler from Catalans Dragons on a three-year deal.
Myler, who had been rumoured to be joining Leeds for a number of weeks now, will join up with Brian McDermott and his squad ahead of the 2018 campaign.
On his upcoming move, Myler said: “I am delighted to have signed for the Rhinos and can’t wait to get started when I join up with the boys at the end of the season. It is the perfect move for me and my family and we are all very much looking forward to it.
“I had a number of chats with Brian McDermott about the direction the club is going in and his thought process about what I could offer to the Rhinos. It was important to know the way the team is going and that Brian wanted me as part of that. It was really appealing to me and the best fit for me as a player.
“Leeds is a big club and a club that is always fighting for silverware and at the top of the league. I have loved my time in the South of France. It is a beautiful part of the world and Catalans Dragons have been amazing with me and my family. We have made friends for life and I have enjoyed my time in Perpignan. But it is now the right time for us to move home to England and this was the best opportunity for me. This was the one that I was really excited about and when the chance came to join the Rhinos it was too good an opportunity to turn down,”
The Rhinos have struggled for consistency in the halves since the departure of Kevin Sinfield at the end of the 2015 season, so will hope the signing of the former Widnes, Salford and Warrington scrum half, who has made 176 Super League appearances, will bring some much-needed stability.