Ricky Leutele has become one of the most sought-after players in Super League.
The Samoan powerhouse centre has wowed audiences with his silky skills and tremendous power, so much so that he has been linked with a big move away from the Huddersfield Giants at the end of the 2022 season.
A number of club names have popped up in recent weeks including Leigh Centurions who themselves are trying to cut their quota space down as they gear up for Super League.
But, now leading rugby league agent, Craig Harrison of Show Me The Money UK, has hinted at where Leutele’s future might actually belong.
“Rohan has got no cap space so is having to do player trades,” Harrison said on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.
“You look at Sutty (Liam Sutcliffe) going and personnel bringing in for him will be on a third of what he was on so he is trying to free that money up to bring in, let’s just say off the record, Ricky Leutele, to keep Zak (Hardaker).
“There’s no movement in the halves because they’ve got Blake Austin, Aidan Sezer, Richie Myler and young Jack Sinfield. They’ve got a little bit with Brad Dwyer gone, Corey Johnson will be on less than Dwyer.
“They probably have £150,000 to free up to bring a couple in.”
In terms of Huddersfield keeping Leutele, head coach Ian Watson had previously said this: “Ricky is a really good guy, he has got a balanced view. He knows there is an opportunity to be involved in a Grand Final. He has won a Grand Final in the NRL so it would be awesome for him to win a Grand Final in Super League. He’s in a really good frame of mind to lift a trophy with Huddersfield.”
Though Huddersfield have not given up hope of getting a deal for Leutele over the line, it looks increasingly likely that the Samoan is on his way out of the club.