St Helens have boosted their forward ranks for 2014 with the signing of Kyle Amor from cash-strapped Wakefield on a four-year deal for £50,000.
The Wildcats have been mired in financial strife for the last month and new chairman Michael Carter last week warned the club had a shortfall of around £400,000, with prop Amor the latest to depart the Rapid Solicitors’ Stadium to raise funds.
Half-backs Kyle Wood and Tim Smith have signed for Huddersfield and Salford respectively and while winger Ben Cockayne is expected to join Hull KR soon, Wakefield are desperate to hang on to star man and captain Danny Kirmond, who was named in the Super League Dream Team on Monday.
Amor becomes Saints’ fourth signing for next season, after Penrith Panthers duo Luke Walsh and Mose Masoe and Richard Beaumont from Hull KR.
Saints head coach Nathan Brown said: “Kyle is a young British prop forward who is already one of the best front rowers in Super League. He will add strength, size and dynamism to our pack and is a great long-term recruit for the club.”