Salford Red Devils can confirm that full-back Gareth O’Brien will join Betfred Championship side Toronto Wolfpack (subject to RFL approval).
At the end of last week the Club were approached by Toronto with an official offer for Gareth. The Club made Gareth aware of the interest and he informed the Red Devils he did not wish to leave. This offer was turned down and it was reiterated to Toronto that Gareth was not for sale on the basis the Club neither wanted nor needed to sell.
Representatives for the player returned the next day requesting permission for Gareth to speak to the Wolfpack.
The Red Devils while disappointed in this sudden change of heart but, not wishing to retain a player who was not 100% committed to Salford Red Devils, granted the appropriate permission.
Salford Red Devils then issued an undisclosed fee for the transfer which was met and the player has since agreed personal terms with the Wolfpack over the weekend.
Everyone at Salford Red Devils would like to thank Gareth for his service. The full-back stepped up with an unforgettable moment – in the 2016 Million Pound Game – when the Club needed it the most and wrote himself into the history of rugby league in Salford.
While the Club is sorry to see Gareth leave, Salford Red Devils are keen to maintain a squad that is fully motivated and committed. With that in mind the Club are currently active in the market for replacements and will make further announcements regarding the strengthening of the squad in due course.
The Club would now ask its fans to come together to support the team and help them pick up two valuable BetFred Super League points against Hull FC this Friday at the AJ Bell Stadium – KO 8pm.