Hull FC have agreed to release Marc Sneyd from the remainder of his contract to take up a long-term deal at Salford Red Devils.
The 30-year-old has been offered a three-year deal to return to the Red Devils, where he made his Super League debut in 2010, and Hull have agreed to release him from the last year of his contract at the club.
Sneyd has made a notable contribution for the Black & Whites over the last seven seasons, making 176 appearances and kicking 655 goals, making him the club’s third highest goal-kicker of all-time.
He also produced two influential performances in the Challenge Cup Final victories of 2016 and 2017 in which he won consecutive Lance Todd Trophies.
The marksman also holds the record for the most drop goals by any Hull FC player with 36 in total, including memorable one-pointers against Wigan Warriors, Catalans Dragons and Wakefield Trinity.
Speaking about his time at the club, Sneyd said: “I’m leaving the club with a heavy heart, but this is the right time and opportunity for me to return home with my young family.
“The opportunity with Salford provides us with security and the chance to be back home closer to our friends and family, especially for the children, whilst it is an exciting opportunity to return to where my career began over a decade ago.
“Everyone at Hull FC has been excellent with me and very understanding of the situation and I am leaving the club with some fantastic memories, some great friends and I genuinely wish them all the success in the future.”
He added, “The Challenge Cup wins are obviously the standout memories for me, and I am confident the club will have those opportunities again soon, whilst I’m now relishing the challenge ahead at Salford and getting back to where it all started for me.”
Meanwhile, Hull FC head coach, Brett Hodgson, also added, “Marc has been a fantastic servant to this club, playing a key role in the recent success.
“He has made a notable mark on the history books with his Lance Todd Trophy wins and goal kicking exploits and will look back on his time with the club fondly.
“As a club, we understand the attraction of long-term security and the chance to return home closer to family.
“Change brings opportunity and the timing has probably worked out well for all parties. We’re excited about the opportunity it presents the club as we continue to reshape our squad for the 2022 season.”
The club would like to thank Marc for his memorable contribution over the course of the last seven years, and we wish him and his family the best of luck for the future.
An announcement will be made regarding a replacement half back in the near future.