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Former Leeds Rhinos star could move after £3 million deal

Wests Tigers announce the signing of former Gold Coast Titans and Canberra Raiders halfback, Aidan Sezer, for the 2024 NRL season from Leeds Rhinos.

The 32-year-old will return to the NRL after four seasons in the UK Super League, where he played for both Leeds Rhinos and the Huddersfield Giants.

Before moving to England Sezer played 155 games across eight seasons in the NRL, including a Grand Final appearance for the Raiders in 2019.

Wests Tigers coach Benji Marshall believed Sezer will bring a wealth of experience to the club.

“We are very excited to have a player with Aidan’s experience and calibre to add to what we’re building for our future,” said Marshall.

“His experience will complement our youth and he’ll help mentor our younger players, particularly in our spine.”

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe is pleased to welcome Sezer to the club, “It’s great that Aidan has decided to return to the NRL with us.

“On behalf of the club, I welcome Aidan and his family to Wests Tigers.”

Leeds Rhinos star faces uncertain future

Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants Picture by John Clifton/ – 09/04/2023 – Rugby League – Betfred Super League Round 8 – Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants – Headingley Stadium, Leeds, England – Leeds Rhinos Aidan Sezer applauds the fans at the end of the match Leeds England

The former Leeds star faces an uncertain future before even debuting for the Wests Tigers. This is because the Tigers have signed Jarome Luai on a $6 million deal worth £3 million.

This means he will be drafted into the halves next year and with the Tigers having so many exciting young halfbacks this puts pressure on Sezer to hold onto his spot ahead of the 2025 season.

This gives him and the rest of the halfbacks at the club some real incentive ahead of the new season but with his contract just one season it means that he could depart the club at the end of the season due to the arrival of Jarome Luai.

What would Sezer’s next move remains to be seen it has been speculated that he would likely make the switch over to the lower tiers like Blake Austin and David Fifita.

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