Joe Paulo in action for the Eels against the Sharks on Saturday afternoon.

The Cronulla Sharks have secured the services of ex-Parramatta Eel Joseph Paulo on a two-year-deal.

Released from the final year of his contract at the Eels, the 27-year-old will link with the Sharks for the 2016 and 2017 NRL seasons.

Head Coach Shane Flanagan said the Paulo signing is one that would bolster the Sharks forward stocks heading into the new campaign.

"Joseph is a skilful player, and he will be a welcome addition to our squad," Flanagan said.

"We're putting together a strong roster ahead of 2016, and Paulo will only add to what we’re looking to build at the Club for next season and beyond."

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