Leeds Rhinos reportedly set to sign Wakefield Trinity winger

It is widely believed that Wakefield Trinity winger Lee Kershaw is set to leave Wakefield Trinity and is thought to be signing for Leeds Rhinos.

The Rhinos have recently opened up more salary cap space with the departure of Richie Myler and could yet lose Derrell Olpherts who has been linked with a move to both Leigh Leopards and the Bradford Bulls.

This would certainly open the door for Kershaw to arrive at Headingley especially with Liam Tindall having joined Hull FC.

Last week Serious About Rugby League reported that Leeds were interested in the winger and now the Yorkshire Post has confirmed that they are front runners to sign the winger.

The 24-year old ironically made his breakthrough at Wakefield Trinity in 2019 making his debut in the Easter Monday clash against the very team linked with signing him, the Leeds Rhinos. Straight from then, he showed his ability and picked up a memorable try and the Man of the Match award that afternoon and he would go on to repeatedly score amazing tries for Wakefield

Upon breaking through at Wakefield, the former Keighley Albion junior would extend his stay immediately saying at the time: “I’m over the moon to have signed a new deal. Hopefully next year I can carry on getting some more games under my belt. It was an easy decision for me to sign the contract and I think Wakefield can develop me further, so I’m excited for the future.”

This deal kept him at the club until 2021 and that year he would extend his contract until the 2023 season. The only thing that has gotten in his way in recent times has been injuries.

He is out of contract at present and Daryl Powell has revealed that discussions have been had but it is believed that he will make the move to Super League likely to Leeds.

This comes after Wakefield have brought in two new wingers in the shape of Jermaine McGillvary from Huddersfield Giants and Lachlan Walmsley from Halifax Panthers who have replaced him with Castleford Tigers flyer Greg Eden whose move to Featherstone Rovers never materialised.