Wests Tigers Chief Operating Officer, Grant Mayer on Sunday confirmed, Under 20s player Brenden Santi will leave the club to join the Parramatta Eels in 2014.
Brenden was a part of the 2012 Toyota Cup Premiership team for Wests Tigers, which defeated the Canberra Raiders 46-6. He also has representative honours from the 2013 Under 20s Origin match.
Parramatta offered Santi a competitive deal which would see him included in the top 25 squad. An offer which Wests Tigers were not in a position to match.
Santi is a second-row, lock who has been described as a "work horse" which lead him to captaining the Australian Schoolboys in 2011.
Mayer said he and Wests Tigers attempted to secure Santi, however they were unsuccessful. Mayer saying, "We tried.