Luke Thompson makes shock decision on his future as Wigan Warriors and Leeds Rhinos fans call for his signature

Luke Thompson’s future has arguably been one of the most talked about in recent months.

The England international made the move to the Canterbury Bulldogs midway through the 2020 Super League season, with James Graham rejoining St Helens from the St George Illawarra Dragons with the onset of Covid-19 around the world.

Since then, Thompson has become one of the most in-form players at the Bulldogs, who have struggled in recent years under former head coach Trent Barrett.

Barrett was handed his P45 earlier in the year after results left Canterbury at the bottom of the NRL ladder, but the Belmore outfit has certainly perked up under former Bradford Bulls head coach Mick Potter to lift themselves away from the wooden spoon position.

However, the future of Thompson has been up in the air relatively soon after joining the club, with Wests Tigers initially linked with a move for the hulking forward as the Bulldogs appeared desperate to cut his hefty $800,000 wage from the salary cap.

That move to Wests failed to materialise, but that hasn’t stopped other rival clubs from sniffing around, with Melbourne Storm also thought to have been interested in his signature at one stage in 2021.

Thompson has recently, however, been in the UK following a mystery family emergency and that has fuelled the fire that the former St Helens man looks likely to return to Super League.

With the news that he was in the UK, Super League fans have been calling for their sides to sign Thompson.

Wigan fans who want to see Thompson don their colours most of all, with supporters pleading with the club to sign him, and, it was The Mole at the Wide World of Sports that has claimed the Warriors are in pole position to sign him.

Wigan fans weren’t the only ones, however, with Leeds supporters also wanting to see Thompson in their ranks.

However, Thompson will NOT be joining a Super League side for the rest of 2022, with General Manager Phil ‘Gus’ Gould explaining that the former Saints man is even trying to get his mother to move to Australia.

“Luke has never shown any interest in going back to UK. He is even trying to encourage his mother to come to Australia and live with him” Gould told Wide World of Sports.

“I’ve heard of some interest over there but it would be a big turnaround if he chose to go home.”

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