Bradford Bulls have signed Danny Brough from Wakefield Trinity on a two-year contract from the 2021 season.
The move will see the former Steve Prescott Man of Steel winner work under John Kear for the third time in his career.
Brough, who turned 37 earlier this year, has made over 400 Super League appearances and is still considered one of the top halves in the British game.
Speaking to the official Bulls website, Brough is keen to lead the club back to their former glories over the next couple of years.
“I am really pleased to have signed, it is a challenge I am looking forward to and I see a club progressing from its darkest days to hopefully a brighter future,” he said.
“The Bradford lads really impressed me in the cup tie back in March, I thought they were the better team, they really stood up against us and that stands the side in good stead.
“I am hoping I can try and bring a winning mentality and great attitude to the side and help when times get tough to knuckle down and get the boys over the line.”
Brough has endured a tough year to date after suffering a posterior cruciate ligament injury in Wakefield’s Super League opener against Hull KR in January.
Trinity head coach Chris Chester revealed recently that the injury could keep Brough out for most of this year, however that hasn’t dampened the spirits of Bulls boss Kear who believes the signing shows he club’s ambition.
“Our priority is to keep our essential players but when you have absolute quality coming available you have to pursue it, we did and we are delighted Danny has signed,” said Kear.
“We are operating on a tight budget but Danny has agreed to come because he likes the challenge ahead of him and because we have a great relationship.
“After the signings we made this year, there is a gradual assimilation of talent in our ranks and the fans should take great heart from his signing and eagerly anticipate him pulling on the red, amber and black.
“What I want Danny to bring is the element of composure through his experience and he is a very tough competitor and I want that ruthless competitive edge in our squad.
“He will help the younger players realise Super League isn’t a distant dream but a hard-nosed desire and he will is without doubt a huge talent.”