Warrington tempted by McGuire signing?

Danny McGuire Warrington

Could the lack of quality half-backs on the market force Warrington head coach Tony Smith in making a move for Danny McGuire?

It was announced earlier this week that the 34-year-old would leave Leeds at the end of this season with his next destination unknown.

Smith is currently looking for a new half-back for 2018 following Kurt Gidley’s retirement and it seems the Wire boss has limited options at the moment.

“It’s a tough market, that’s for sure. It would be great if you could grow half backs on trees, but you can’t,” Smith told the Warrington Guardian.

“But there’s always something that moves at some stage and we’re keeping our eye on the market as best we can.”

Smith knows McGuire well having worked with him during spells with Leeds and England, where they won the 2004 and 2007 Super League Grand Finals.

When quizzed on the availability Super League’s all-time top try-scorer, the Wolves head coach was full of praise for McGuire but said they have not made an approach to sign him.

“I have the highest respect for him, having coached him,” he said. “What a quality young man and player he has been for Leeds.”

Other clubs being linked with McGuire’s signature include Hull KR and Catalans Dragons, with Featherstone Rovers ruling themselves out of the running.

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