Salford have announced the signing of Wigan forward Jack Wells ahead of the 2021 season.
The 23-year-old, who was a Salford fan as a child, has been part of the Warriors’ first team five years, making 18 appearances since his debut in 2016.
He’s also had spells with Toronto and Swinton, on loan and dual-registration respectively, and becomes the Red Devils’ fifth new signing for next year.
“When I watched Salford players walkout before a match as a young fan, I’d look at them and was in awe,” Wells said. “The thought of doing that myself is surreal.
“I’m looking forward to starting a new chapter in my career and to do that at my hometown club really means a lot. I was one of those kids, looking up to the players when I went to watch Salford with my brother and my dad.
“I was a season ticket holder for ten years and it was players like Andy Coley and Stuart Littler who inspired me to start my career, so hopefully I can be in the position that they were.”
Salford head coach Richard Marshall added: “Jack’s a player who is well suited to the modern game. The first time we met, he mentioned what it would mean to play for his hometown team.
“I hope he can inspire many future local players to represent our club and I’m sure that will give him a bit of extra motivation, as we go into preseason.”