Huddersfield managing director Richard Thewlis says the signing of Aidan Sezer on a two-year deal is a huge statement of the club’s intent.

Earlier this week, club owner Ken Davy told supporters the club could not afford another relegation battle and promised further additions.

The long-rumoured signing of Sezer has been hailed by coach Simon Woolford as a major coup for the club.

And Thewlis added: “Simon is right to acknowledge the roles that a lot of people have played behind the scenes in being able to make this news public today.

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“And it also needs to be highlighted how helpful the Canberra club have been in releasing Aidan to have a crack at Super League a year earlier than perhaps may have been envisaged.

“To have an NRL Grand Final half back from last year who is still only 28 is a massive statement from the Giants as to our intentions for 2020 and beyond.

“I have consistently said that the squad both on the field and the staff off the field will evolve as time moves on and patience will be needed however this was a key part of the jigsaw and am sure will be greeted with delight by all our supporters that its finally fallen into place.”