Wakefield forward Yusuf Aydin to make Super League switch for 2023

Josh McAllister
Yusuf Aydin Wakefield Trinity Leeds Rhinos

Wakefield Trinity forward Yusuf Aydin will make the Super League switch to Hull KR from 2023 on a two-year deal. 

Aydin, 21, is a Turkey international and has made 11 Super League appearances in 2022 so far with Wakefield and Leeds.

He made the short-term switch to Headingley Stadium mid-way through the season on loan.

Aydin is the second Trinity player to join the Robins next season alongside club team-mate James Batchelor.

Yusuf Aydin on switch

“It’s a really big opportunity,” he said. “I asked Willie (Peters) what his plans for pre-season and next season were and he gave me a breakdown on it all, it sounded great.

“I’m 22 in September so I’m still young. But signing for Hull KR is the perfect chance for me to keep developing. I’ve played half of this season and I want to finish the year on a high with more game time. Hopefully, that will put me in good stead for pre-season.

“I really like the look of KR’s recruitment for next season with the NRL boys coming in alongside Batch (James Batchelor). I think it will be great to learn from them and keep developing.

“We’re going to have a few guys in my position pushing for places and I’m sure it will be a good challenge. As long as I have a great pre-season and work hard, the selection side will take care of itself.”

Incoming head coach Willie Peters added: “Yusuf Aydin is a promising young prop with his best years ahead of him.

“Yusuf has a high work rate and does all the little effort areas well which we value here at Hull KR. We look forward to welcoming Yusuf into our squad later this year for pre-season.”

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