â€œI was really impressed with the direction the Eels are heading under Steve Kearney,â€ Sandow said.
â€œHe is clear on where he wants to take the team and Iâ€™m excited to be a part of that future.
â€œI want to thank South Sydney for everything theyâ€™ve done for me â€“ they gave me my start in the NRL.
â€œIt was a very hard decision for my family and me but Iâ€™m really looking forward to joining the Eels next year.
â€œBut for now my focus remains with Souths and I am 100 per cent committed to the rest of the season with my teammates.â€
Eels coach Stephen Kearney is pleased with the signing and sees Sandow as a valuable asset for the club in the future.
â€œChris is a young halfback with a lot of potential and heâ€™ll be a great asset with regards to what weâ€™re building here at the club.
â€œThis is the first step in our recruitment drive and weâ€™re looking forward to building on the solid talent base we already have.â€
Eels Chief Executive Paul Osborne, said that this was a sign that things are headed in the right direction for the Eels in the future.
â€œChrisâ€™s signing is great for our club and great for our future,â€ Osborne said.
â€œHe is one of the top halfbacks in the competition and the fact heâ€™s decided to join us is a sign weâ€™re doing a lot of things right at this club.â€