Lee Mossop will return to the Super League with old club Wigan.
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English forward Lee Mossop will return with to the Wigan Warriors after being granted an early release from his contract with NRL club Parramatta Eels.
Mossop arrived at the Eels at the beginning of the 2014 season but was restricted to just three games due to a shoulder injury.
The 25-year-old returns to the club where he won the 2013 premiership on a three-year deal.
“I want to thank Parramatta Eels for giving me the chance to play in the NRL and experience a different lifestyle in Australia. I have enjoyed my time there however I felt it was the right time to return to the UK,” Mossop said.
“Wigan was always going to be my first choice and I am really happy that we have been able to agree a deal.
“I owe a lot to this club having come through the youth system. The squad is a bit younger now and I hope to be able to pass on my experience to some of the other players.
“I was at the Grand Final last month cheering the boys on and hope to be back there again next season.”
Wigan coach Shaun Wane said he was delighted to welcome Mossop back to the club.
“I rate Lee Mossop highly and am pleased to see him re-join us,” Wane said.
“As soon as I heard that he might be available, I asked Kris Radlinski and Ian Lenagan to see if it was possible and I am grateful that they have done just that.
“I am pleased also for Lee showing loyalty to the club.”