Danny Walker Leaves Widnes Vikings

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22nd October 2018

Danny Walker has left Widnes Vikings, signing for Warrington Wolves for an undisclosed fee.

James Rule, CEO of Widnes Vikings, says: “Over the years, we have rebuffed several offers from Warrington Wolves for Danny, but with relegation he was available for approach. Danny wishes to play in the Super League and was strongly drawn to the possibility of playing for his hometown club. As a club, we did everything in our power to keep him and made a very strong offer for his services in 2019, but ultimately, we have to accept his desire to move on.

"As a young Academy-developed talent, we were entitled to compensation from Warrington Wolves. We are grateful that Warrington Wolves agreed to pay enhanced compensation for his services, respecting his status in our club and the efforts that we have dedicated to his development. These funds have been reinvested into our playing squad for 2019. On behalf of everyone at Widnes Vikings, I would like to wish Danny all the best for his future.”

Danny Walker says: “Making this decision has been one of the most difficult experiences of my life. I have loved representing Widnes Vikings since the age of 14, and I am very grateful for the opportunities that the club has offered me over the years. I will never forget my time in the Academy and the first team here, and leave the club with great memories. I believe though that the best thing for me at this stage in my career is to remain in the Super League.

"I would like to thank all of the coaching staff, players and supporters who have backed me throughout my time at Widnes Vikings. I wish the club every success in its future and know that it has a fantastic team, both on and off the field, that can help return it to Super League.”

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