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Super League club, Salford have pulled out of a deal to sign New Zealand Warriors centre John Carlaw. The City Reds had applied for a work permit for the Australian center and found space on their overseas quota to accommodate the 28-year-old.
But Carlaw then expressed reservations about the move and Salford director Steve Sims said on Thursday that the move was off.
"He has a few personal problems," revealed Simms.
"Mentally, he's not 100% and so we have decided it's not right for him to come."
Simms added that the club were in no hurry to fill up the vacancy in their import quota, which they had freed up by getting another new signing, Australian-born South African international, Sean Rutgerson removed.
"We've still got a spot available but we're in no hurry to fill it," said Simms. "The squad we have is pretty strong."