Wigan executive director Kris Radlinski has explained the reasoning behind the signing of full-back Bevan French.
The Warriors announced the capture of the Parramatta star this morning and he is due to arrive in the UK on Wednesday.
French listed as a full-back by the Eels, but Radlinski emphasised that he can play anywhere in the backline.
He explained: “Bevan is an exciting player and, once we were made aware of his availability, we moved quickly to secure his services.
“The opportunity has only arisen due to Taulima Tautai’s departure since we would not have had salary cap space to accommodate another player otherwise.
“Bevan can play every position in the backline through to the half-backs and we’re delighted to announce that he’ll be joining us for the remainder of the season and for another two years after 2019.”
Coach Adrian Lam added: “Bevan is an entertainer, a natural footballer who I have admired for some time.
“He will get people up from their seat and add even more attacking threat and flair to our game.
“We’re putting together a strong Wigan squad for 2020 with the announcements of our recent signings together with re-signing of some of our brightest young players. The squad is in great health.”