Wakefield sign prop Eddie Battye on permanent basis

Eddie Battye returns for Wakefield

Wakefield have signed London Broncos prop forward Eddie Battye on a three-year contract.

The 29-year-old former Sheffield Eagles forward impressed Trinity coach Chris Chester in the eight matches he played on loan at the Super League club in the second half of the 2020 season after the Championship season was cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.

London say they accepted an undisclosed fee for Battye after receiving a transfer request from him.

Chester said: “To finally get Eddie’s signature on a piece of paper is great news for the club and great news for Eddie.

”He made a big impression throughout the 2020 season and I’m looking forward to working with him over the next three years.

”I think it’s a significant signing for the club and I couldn’t be happier to have Eddie at the club for the next three years.”

Battye said: “I’m just really pleased we’ve got it over the line.

”I’ve always wanted to play in Super League and to get the chance to do that at Wakefield is brilliant. I loved my time here last season and I’m looking forward to joining up with squad once more.

”I’ve been at London for five years and it’s a great club. I wish them all the best in the future as I’ve loved every minute there.”

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