One of rugby league's worst kept secrets is finally official.
Aidan Sezer's four-year stint at the Canberra Raiders has come to a close with the halfback bound for the Super League with the Huddersfield Giants on a two-year deal.
The bulk of Canberra's NRL squad is due to report to Raiders headquarters for pre-season training next week but instead Sezer will be preparing to link up with the Simon Woolford-coached Giants.
Speculation has swirled around Sezer's future in the capital for months following the acquisition of English Test halfback George Williams.
Reigning Clive Churchill medal winner Jack Wighton is a lock for Canberra's five-eighth jersey while the club has recently re-signed halfback Sam Williams.
"It's been a drawn out process for most of the year, but to have it all done is a great relief," Sezer said.
"Joining up with Simon and the boys will be a relief - obviously it was a disappointing campaign last year for the Giants but the ambition of the club and the group is exciting.
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"I'm really looking forward to get over there and have a successful campaign in 2020. I've followed the Super League pretty closely and I've always said I want to be a part of it and hopefully go over there and I'm delighted it's come.
"I've got a good opportunity to play with the Giants and to play for a great club and hopefully have a successful campaign.
"Hopefully my big game experience will carry through, I'm a more mature player now and we've already got big game experience with Jordan Turner who is grand final winner,.
"We've added some great experience with Kenny Edwards - a high quality player back-rower and of course James Gavet, who's been a really solid front-rower in the NRL.
"I think as a collective we've got things to be optimistic about in the coming year."
Sezer played 84 matches for the Raiders including their grand final defeat at the hands of the Sydney Roosters this season.
The 28-year-old's manager Sam Ayoub admits "you can't predict the future" - but he is confident Sezer will make the most of his opportunity abroad.
"Things happen sometimes and you have to jump on opportunities," Ayoub said.
"It should be a nice change for him. I'm sure he will enjoy it. You can't predict the future but I am sure Aidan will enjoy it.
"I'm pleased that Aidan is pleased and it's going to work out well for him."