Bradford Bulls have secured the services of prop forward Levy Nzoungou from French side Racing Club Albi XIII.
The 21-year-old, who started his career in the St Helens Academy, has plenty of experience thanks to spells with Melbourne Storm, Toulouse, Salford Red Devils, Oldham, Whitehaven, Swinton Lions, Hull FC and Doncaster.
Nzoungou arrives in January to further add to coach John Kear’s front-row options alongside new recruits Sam Barlow and Anthony England.
Kear insists the Congo-born talent is a player who will excite supporters in 2020 – speaking of how his size, aggression and ‘youthful exuberance’ are welcome attributes.
He told the club website: “It came to our notice Levy was available and we enquired about him – now we have signed him, and I am absolutely delighted because he is a big middle unit forward.
“He has featured at St Helens Academy, he played some Super League matches while at Hull FC too and I spoke to Lee Radford as we did our due diligence.
“He certainly isn’t small! He carries the ball very aggressively and I am looking forward to working with him.
“He adds some youthful vigour alongside the experience of Steve Crossley and Anthony England and he will dovetail right into what we want to achieve.”