AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - AUGUST 24: Dean Whare of the Panthers looks on during the round 24 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Penrith Panthers at Mt Smart Stadium on August 24, 2018 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Penrith Panthers centre Dean Whare has been granted a release from the final year of his contract to take up a deal with Super League side Catalans Dragons.

Whare has signed a two-year deal which will seem join the French club at Gilbert BrutusĀ Stadium until the end of the 2022 season.

Catalans head coach Steve McNamara had good things to say about the acquisition of the New Zealand international.

“Dean will be a great addition to our squad,” said McNamara on the club website.

“He is an outstanding professional with great ethics, he will bring real quality and class to our attack whilst he is also a player who loves the tough defensive side of the game.”

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  1. Hasnā€™t been a decent player for many seasons. He was offered a new $400,000 a season contract a couple of seasons ago by Phil Gould. That was the ideal time to be rid of him & use the money to buy a decent centre .

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