TEST prop David Klemmer is heading to Newcastle after Canterbury officials confirmed on Monday they had released him.
Klemmer has agreed to a five-year deal with the Knights, reportedly worth more than $4 million.
Canterbury have replaced him with hard-hitting Dylan Napa from the Roosters.
Klemmer will become only the second incumbent Australian international to sign with the Knights in their 31-season history, after Darius Boyd at the end of 2011.
The 24-year-old shapes as the man capable of transforming the Knights from also-rans into play-off contenders. Newcastle last played in the finals in 2013.
His signature is a massive coup for a club that has already signed Tim Glasby (Melbourne), Jesse Ramien and Edrick Lee (Cronulla) and Warriors duo James Gavet and Mason Lino over the off-season.
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