The Manly Warringah Sea Eagles have secured the services of former Rabbitohs centre Dylan Walker, with the 21-year-old signing a four-year deal beginning in 2016.
Released by South Sydney last month, Walker boasts an impressive resume early in his first grade career, winning a premiership in 2014 and going on to represent Australia in that same year.
While new Sea Eagles coach Trent Barrett has a number of options at his disposal to replace Kieran Foran at five-eighth, Walker is a strong contender to fill the void left by the New Zealand international.
"I would love to play six alongside Daly Cherry-Evans and inside both Steve Matai and Jamie Lyon," Walker said via a club statement.
"Five-eighth was my favourite position coming through the juniors and if the coach wants me there I will jump at the opportunity.
"I’m excited to be at such a great club – once I was moving from Souths, the Sea Eagles was my first and only priority.
"I’m delighted I am now a Sea Eagle."
Walker's signature represents the final piece of business this off-season for the northern beaches club, capping off a remarkable period of recruitment under Barrett and Strategic Football Consultant Bob Fulton.
Nate Myles, Martin Taupau, Lewis Brown and Apisai Koroisau are just some of the fresh faces set to grace Brookvale Oval as part of a new-look Sea Eagles outfit, with chairman Scott Penn pleased with the work of club staff in restructuring the roster.
"Trent Barrett and Bob Fulton have worked tirelessly to attract quality players to our club together with head management," Penn said.
"Dylan Walker will be a favourite with our members playing alongside and with some of the best players in the game."
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