The news that George Williams is homesick has been doing the rounds the past week, after it was revealed that the coronavirus pandemic has got him thinking of family and friends in the UK.
But, despite many Wigan fans and indeed many pundits believing that it would be their club the English halfback would return to, Warrington have appeared as favourites, according to the Canberra Times.
The Wolves have Gareth Widdop and Blake Austin as their marquee halfbacks, but with the latter out of contract and seemingly out of favour at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, rumours have been circling that incoming boss Daryl Powell has been scouring the market for another playmaker.
Castleford’s Jake Trueman is a name that has been touted, but with a player of Williams’ calibre set to be looking for a new club, it could tempt the incoming head coach to plump for the English international instead.
Canberra boss Ricky Stuart said earlier in the week that the Raiders were determined to keep hold of Williams.
“We’re in constant communication with George and making sure he’s OK,” Stuart said.
“It could now be a case of George have family come out for the final year of his contract. We want him to be comfortable and we will explore anything we can do to make life easier for the final year of his deal.
“George is a big part of this club and we don’t want him going anywhere.”
However, with his heart seemingly set on a rendezvous with UK shores, Williams could be playing Super League once more in 2022 after a two-year hiatus in the NRL.