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John Bateman addresses his own future

John Bateman has now took to Instagram to address his own future after rumours of a move to the NRL came to fruition this morning.

The Daily Telegraph’s Dean Ritchie had reported earlier today that Wests Tigers were leading the race for his signature after Bateman’s partner was said to be homesick.

“It was a whisper over the weekend and now it’s become the talk of a number of clubs,” The Daily Telegraph’s Dean Ritchie said today.

“There’s no offer yet, but he’s over there in England playing for Wigan at the moment.

“He’s married to an Australian and there’s a suggestion she’d like to come home.

“I think the Tigers would look at him as he’s the player they need and obviously Michael Maguire’s link to Wigan.”

However, Bateman’s partner – who he is not actually married to – has since taken to Instagram to dispel such rumours, stating that “the media is continuing to run with and add to a story that I am homesick and pushing for John to speak to clubs/return to the NRL.

“I just want to come out and say that none of the above is true. I have never stated publicly nor privately that I am homesick as that is not the case.”

Now, Bateman himself has come out in response to the rumours on his Instagram page.

“Just a quick message to address rumours about my future at @wiganwarriorsrl .

Firstly my GIRLFRIEND….not wife @amyreillly is not one bit home sick and she has in fact been living the best life ever by being on holiday for the last 4 months. So let me assure you she’s not home sick if anything she’s absolutely loving England.

Also I assure I’m 100% committed to being at @wigan and my life back home with my family and friends.
I can’t wait to get stuck in to the back end of the season with the lads.

Thank you for the messages of concern I appreciate it but there is really no substance to any of these stories what so ever.

P.S @amyreillly will be getting a job very soon trust me and there’s been no secret wedding😂✌🏻”

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