Linked with a move for some months now, the search and wait for Luke Keary is over, with the dynamic South Sydney Rabbitohs half signing a deal with the Sydney Roosters.
Signing a 2-year deal with the Tricolours may not please all Souths fans given their intense rivalry but it was made clear some time ago that change was coming.
Keary’s departure was a part of that change and despite knowing that he will not be there next year, the young half wants to finish the season strongly.
â€œI want to thank all of the Rabbitohsâ€™ Members and fans for their support of me and the team over the past few years,â€ Keary said.
â€œIâ€™ve created some fantastic memories at this Club and made some life-long friendships as well.
â€œThere is still a job to be done this season and I will be giving my all every time I get the opportunity to wear the Rabbitohs jersey.â€
With Keary at the club for just a few short months now, Souths coach Michael Maguire looks forward to working with him during that time.
â€œLuke has grown as a player and a person within our Club during his time with the Club and heâ€™s enjoyed some great success with this team,â€ Coach Maguire said.
â€œHeâ€™s committed to finishing this season off with us by putting in his best effort each time he represents the Club, heâ€™s helped create some great memories here, and we wish him the best of luck with his future career from the end of the season.â€
Many Roosters fans are questioning just where Keary will fit in but the club are pleased to have him on board for two seasons.
â€œLuke is a gifted playmaker who will add depth and experience to our squad, and we see him taking his game to the next level at the Roosters,â€ said Sydney Roosters Recruitment Manager, Peter Oâ€™Sullivan.
â€œWe are pleased to have secured Lukeâ€™s services and look forward to him joining our Club in 2017,â€ he added.