Exclusive: Tom Johnstone on his future amid rumours of a move to a Super League rival

Back in July 2021, Tom Johnstone was linked with a move to Super League rivals Warrington Wolves.

Of course, the flying winger has been attracting attention for a number of years thanks to some unbelievable finishes and incredible pace, so it’s perhaps no wonder that Johnstone was subject to speculation.

However, nothing ever came of that, and it was later rubbished by the chief executive of Wakefield, Michael Carter, but now Johnstone has had his own say on his version of events.

“To be honest the first I heard of the Warrington talks was my best friend tagging me in a Twitter post saying I was on the way there,” Johnstone told Serious About Rugby League.

“So no there was nothing in it and just a rumour.”

The 26-year-old, however, isn’t bothered about his future at present, despite being out of contract at the end of the 2022 season.

Instead, he wants to just get back on the field in time to be in England head coach Shaun Wane’s thinking for the Rugby League World Cup at the end of 2022.

“I haven’t actually spoken to any other clubs at the minute.

“I’m just more concentrating on the year ahead after the year I had last year and hopefully the World Cup at the end of it.”

Under new head coach Willie Poching, there appears to be an increasing optimism within the ranks at Belle Vue and Johnstone certainly seems like the beneficiary of that.

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