New Sharks signing Shaun Johnson "didn't appreciate" getting ambushed at the airport by a journalist on his return to Auckland after signing a three year deal with Cronulla.

The Sharks announced the signing yesterday afternoon, just three days after Johnson was granted a release by the Warriors.

Johnson wasn't in the mood to talk as the Newshub reporter asked questions while he walked into the arrival halls at Auckland airport.

In the encounter - which mostly consisted of one word answers - Johnson told the Newshub reporter that he was excited about this new step in his career and that playing against the Warriors next season would be "weird".

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Johnson later took to social media to express his frustrations at getting asked questions by the reporter.

"Walked through the airport doors into a young journo trying to do his thing," Johnson wrote in an Instagram story.

"Didn't appreciate it, interested to see what comes out overnight.

"Kid went fishing… Caught jaaack [sic]."

Johnson leaves the Warriors as its all-time leading point scorer with 915 points over his 162 games with the club.