Warrington have secured the signature of highly promising young talent Luis Johnson from league rivals Castleford Tigers.
Johnson has penned a four year deal with the Wolves, who will be looking for a bounce back season after a disappointing 2017.
Club Legend and Assistant coach, Lee Briers, made his feelings about the young man clear as day; “I had the pleasure of coaching Luis as the England Academy head coach and was really impressed by his attitude, his understanding of the game and willingness to work and learn.
His signing is a huge coup for the club and I am looking forward to working with him and watching him grow and develop into a Super League player.”
Castleford confirmed that the 18 year old had been sold for a massive £45,000 and was to join Warrington on a four year deal.
Johnson was part of the England U19’s team that played France in October and was awarded man of the series, as well as, an impressive domestic campaign that helped Castleford U19’s go all the way to the Grand Final.
Castleford head coach, Daryl Powell, made this statement; “We were recently approached by Warrington Wolves with an incredible offer for a young player and after taking a long time to consider their offer we decided to allow Luis Johnson to move to Warrington immediately.
“We have taken into account Luis’ wish to take up this offer and our significant depth and length of contract in the back row and felt it was best in both Luis’ and our club’s interests that we allowed him to further his career at the Wolves.”
Johnson has been named in Warrington’s 25-man first team squad, along with potential future England teammate, Ben Currie.