Bradford have signed prop Adam Sidlow from struggling Salford.
Sidlow, 25, had one year left on his deal at the City Reds, but requested a release to join the Bulls, who have offered him the security of a two-year deal.
He said: “For many years Bradford were always up there or thereabouts, winning trophies and I can see under Francis Cummins those days returning. I was very impressed with him when we met up.
“I really enjoyed myself at Salford, but this is a big step up in my eyes and I’m looking forward to the challenge here.
“I’d like to thank Steve Simms and John Wilkinson at Salford because they have both been brilliant in letting me go. They said that if Bradford had a longer-term deal for me then they would not stand in my way. I felt the security of being at Bradford for the next two years was a big step up for me.”
Sidlow came through the academy ranks at Widnes, spending time on loan at Workington, before moving to Salford ahead of the 2008 season.
Bulls coach Francis Cummins said: “Adam is a big lad, he can get forward and he’s got a great offload as well so he brings another dimension to our attack. We’ve been trying to sign Adam for a while, and it has taken some time, but he’s here now and I’m really pleased we’ve got our man.
“I’m delighted to have him on board.”