Hull FC’s Luke Gale could be set for shock move

Luke Gale has become one of the most talked about halfbacks in Super League.

After being a pivotal part of Castleford Tigers’ league winning side in 2017, Gale eventually made the move to hometown club Leeds Rhinos.

He won the Challenge Cup at Headingley before falling on the periphery under then head coach Richard Agar. That led to a shock move to Hull FC with Black and Whites halfback Marc Sneyd heading to Salford Red Devils in one of the most surprising transfer triangles in recent years.

Gale only signed a one-year deal at the MKM Stadium, though the potential for a future coaching role at Hull had been mooted by the halfback’s agent, Craig Harrison of Show Me The Money UK, last year.

Now, Harrison, following Jake Trueman’s move to Hull, is unsure where Gale’s future lies, though a coaching position is certainly not out of the question according to the leading rugby league agent.

“The big question is about Luke Gale? We don’t know if Gale is staying so it will be an interesting one,” Harrison said on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.

“Galey being there as his mentor like at Cas; they are close and Galey gets him, so I’ll be surprised if he doesn’t end up coaching him.

“I brought Truey in at Cas to eventually replace Gale so it will be interesting.

“It will be interesting – I’m not putting any pressure on at Hull but it will be interesting because Jake needs a balance. If that balance is not there you won’t get the best out of him.

“You need a kicker, a controller, a pivot and someone that takes the responsibility.”

Gale has been linked with a move to West Yorkshire side Wakefield Trinity for 2023, but his leadership and experience could prove vital for Brett Hodgson moving forward at the MKM Stadium – especially in the coaching department.

“They’ve made it clear that there is some coaching capacity at Hull when he’s finished and that was important from a friend and agent’s perspective,” Harrison had previously said.

“We’ve left it open to pretty much sit together after a year and then discuss what’s ahead.”

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