14th March 2018, 11:40 | Hull
Castleford Tigers have confirmed the signing of Liam Watts from Hull FC with immediate effect.
A significant fee has been agreed for the transfer of the prop forward, who is currently serving a three game ban.
The prop forward will join the Tigers on a three-year deal until the end of the 2020 season.
Watts told castlefordtigers.com he is delighted to be joining the club he supported as a youngster:
“I’m really excited to be joining Castleford. It’s a move that has come around quickly but one that I couldn’t let pass me by.
"I’m looking forward to getting started and pulling on the famous jersey.
“I’m really looking forward to linking up with the rest of the forwards here at Cas. If there was one team in the league that was going to suit my style of play then it’s definitely Castleford.
"They are a big set of lads here but they are a good set of lads also.”
Hull FC head coach Lee Radford said:
“I would like to wish Liam all the best moving forward and hope he can find some consistency off the field to benefit his career in the future.
“We have some great, young, enthusiastic front rowers coming through at the club who are appreciate our values and behaviours and they will benefit from more game time.
“I’m really looking forward to watching these players progress and develop over the next few years.”