‘I thought he would have been at Cas for life’ – Luke Gale’s agent reveals Hull FC tried to sign halfback twice before

At one point in 2017, Luke Gale was the most impressive player in the country.

Taking Castleford Tigers to a maiden League Leaders’ Shield and Grand Final fired Gale into the top echelons of the sport, only to be struck down by injury for two years running.

The halfback then left the Jungle ahead of the 2020 Super League season for a new challenge at his boyhood club Leeds Rhinos, winning the Challenge Cup that year.

There’s perhaps no wonder then that Hull FC chairman Adam Pearson had Gale in his sights numerous times before finally coaxing him to the MKM Stadium in the last week.

“The deal itself was straightforward, the news that Marc Sneyd had signed at Salford meant that Hull were now without a halfback so imagine a snowball from that effect,” Gale’s agent Craig Harrison told The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.

“It was the right call, Hull so wanted Gale in the end, plus Adam Pearson had tried to sign Luke twice.

“I thought he would have been at Cas for life.

“But, Adam has always wanted Luke and thinks his personality suits what Hull are trying to do.”

The halfback took his first training session in a Hull shirt yesterday as he looks to strike up the partnerships with the likes of Jake Connor etc.

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