A new challenge, a new approach and a new adventure for him, Dylan Walker’s move from the South Sydney Rabbitohs to the Manly Sea Eagles is complete.
The young star has put pen to paper on a four-year deal with the Northern Beaches club, and made it clear that if given the opportunity, he would enjoy playing five-eighth..
â€œI would love to play six alongside Daly Cherry-Evans and inside both Steve Matai and Jamie Lyon,â€™â€™ Walker said.
â€œFive-eighth was my favourite position coming through the juniors and if the coach wants me there I will jump at the opportunity.
â€œIâ€™m excited to be at such a great Club â€“ once I was moving from Souths, the Sea Eagles was my first and only priority.
â€œIâ€™m delighted I am now a Sea Eagle.â€
Manly have had a strong recruitment drive for 2016 including the likes of Nate Myles and Martin Taupau, and club Chairman Scott Penn praised the efforts of coach Trent Barrett and advisor Bob Fulton to make it all happen.
â€œTrent Barrett and Bob Fulton have worked tirelessly to attract quality players to our Club together with head management,â€™â€™ Penn said.
â€œDylan Walker will be a favourite with our Members playing alongside and with some of the best players in the game.â€
Barrett is well aware that he has just picked up a tremendous talent for the Manly club.
â€œHe is one of the brightest stars in the game â€“ his team-mates canâ€™t wait to play alongside him,â€™â€™ Barrett said.
Despite some earlier doubts about what the season would have been like for Manly, their recruitment drive pleases CEO Joe Kelly and.
â€œDylan is a rare talent much sought after by a multitude of clubs. His decision to play in maroon and white is a salute to our history and where we are headed in the immediate future,â€™â€™ Kelly said.