The Roosters have announced the signing of emerging halfback Kyle Flanagan.
The 20-year old has signed a two-year deal with the reigning premiers, beginning next season and tying him to the club until the end of 2022.
““Kyle is a crafty playmaker and an exciting young talent, whose services we are delighted to have secured,” Roosters CEO Joe Kelly told the club website.
“We look forward to welcoming Kyle to the Roosters and to watching his development over the coming seasons,” he added.
He has totalled nine NRL matches for Cronulla, including seven this season.
The youngster expressed his disappointment of leaving the Sharks but declared he was ready to play regular first-grade footy.
“It is disappointing to leave my junior club but I feel that I am ready to play regular NRL,” Flanagan said.
“The club has been such a big part of my life and it is tough to leave. I will be doing everything I can to get back in the team and finish the year on a positive note.”