DANNY Walker has become the latest player to leave Widnes Vikings following their relegation from Super League.

The 19-year-old hooker has joined hometown club Warrington Wolves on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

Vikings CEO James Rule says this is not the first time Wolves have knocked on their door for Walker's services and confirmed The Wire have paid "enhanced compensation" to sign him.

However, he says the pull of playing for his hometown club in Super League was too much for the England Knights squad member to resist.

"Over the years, we have rebuffed several offers from Warrington Wolves for Danny, but with relegation he was available for approach," he said.

"Danny wishes to play in the Super League and was strongly drawn to the possibility of playing for his hometown club.

"As a club, we did everything in our power to keep him and made a very strong offer for his services in 2019, but ultimately, we have to accept his desire to move on.

"As a young Academy-developed talent, we were entitled to compensation from Warrington Wolves.

"We are grateful that Warrington Wolves agreed to pay enhanced compensation for his services, respecting his status in our club and the efforts that we have dedicated to his development."