After playing 14 games with the Broncos last season, he has made just 12 appearances last year, seemingly playing well below his true potential.
It’s understood several English Super League clubs were in the hunt for Croft, however, the two year deal at the Red Devils won out, keeping Croft at the club until at least the end of 2023. The news comes despite Croft having a year to run on his current Brisbane deal.
Croft said he was “super excited” about the opportunity, with reports recently surfacing he was keen on a contract in England in an attempt to revitalise his career.
"I'm super excited about this opportunity," Croft said.
"Rich [Salford head coach Richard Marshall] has been very thorough and bold with the ambitions going forward at the club and I cannot wait to get started.
"My partner Safina, son Haris and myself are looking forward to moving at the end of the year to begin this new journey together."
The move sees the Broncos roster cleanout continue, with Tevita Pangai Junior (Penrith Panthers), Tom Dearden (North Queensland Cowboys), Matt Lodge and Reece Walsh (both New Zealand Warriors) having already left in immediate moves during the season. Xavier Coates and Anthony Milford have also been confirmed to leave, while Tesi Niu, Ben Te’o and John Asiata are among those still off-contract.
Brisbane director of football Ben Ikin said in a club statement that the Broncos roster changes were part of the overall vision for the club moving forward.
“We have made some long-term decisions which have seen players move on, while others have extended or signed with the club for 2022 and beyond,” Ikin said.
It’s unclear whether Croft is likely to be named for the Broncos over the final four weeks of the season. The club are well down the table with no chance of playing finals, and may look to persist with the likely to be re-signed Albert Kelly.
Croft started last week for the Broncos, but was replaced after an hour by bench utility Kelly, who was making his return from injury.
Teams will be confirmed at 4pm this afternoon.