One of their best players so far this year, the London Broncos have been dealt a blow, with Mason Caton-Brown jumping ship and signing with the Salford Devils effective immediately.
The deal will see Caton-Brown head to the Devils for 2 and half seasons and having come through the London academy and excelling through the ranks, he is a loss to a club that needs quality players.
As for Salford, they know how talented he is and believe it shows their intent to recruit quality English players.
â€œWe are delighted to sign Mason today,” said Salford Devils coach, Iestyn Harris.
“His signature shows our commitment to signing the best young British prospects in the game and putting them alongside players of international stature such as Rangi Chase and Kevin Locke.
â€œWe continue to build our squad for 2015 and beyond and we are looking forward to Mason being an important part of that.
Scoring 11 tries so far this season, Caton-Brown has been a revelation for the Broncos and coach Joey Grima knows that the club is going to miss his feats and efforts.
â€œMason will be a great loss to the Club, he is our leading try scorer and ideally we would have like to have seen all his potential fulfilled playing for the Broncos,” said Grima.
“We donâ€™t feel that we could stand in his way in securing his future in Super League.”
With Salford making a push to become an elite Super League side, Caton-Brown knows he could not pass up on the opportunity.
â€œIâ€™ve really enjoyed my time at the Broncos. I have made some great friends at the Club and will miss the team and fans,” said Caton-Brown.
â€œI am however really looking forward to this next chapter in my career and am excited to be joining Salford and being part of their ambitions going forward.”