Castleford Tigers boss Lee Radford addresses rumours of Gareth Widdop move

Gareth Widdop has been one of the top players of his generation.

After cementing his place as one of the best playmakers in the world after a huge stint in the NRL with St George Illawarra Dragons, Widdop made the move to Warrington Wolves.

The halfback/fullback has been a key player for the Cheshire over the years, but was linked with a surprise move to Castleford Tigers yesterday, as per Rugby League Live, but head coach Lee Radford has poured cold water over those suggestions.

“I didn’t know he had been linked, it’s news to me,” Radford joked on BBC Radio Leeds.

“Are we talking in sign language?

“There is going to obviously be eight million halves thrown in the hat with the lack of depth in this country with halves.

“So, I think anybody who is out of contract is an option – and he’s an A grade player.”

Castleford have been heavily linked with Wakefield Trinity halfback Jacob Miller in recent days and weeks, too as the deadline for negotiations with other clubs passed at the beginning of the month.

Though the transfer news is yet to be confirmed, Leeds Rhinos duo Alex Mellor and Jack Broadbent are also said to have signed.

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