Reports: Super League star tempted to make big transfer by “big offer”

We have seen Wigan Warriors, Leeds Rhinos, Warrington Wolves, Hull KR and Catalans Dragons all make big transfer moves for 2024 already.

Catalans have drafted in prop Chris Sate from Hull FC for next year. One of a few clubs who have looked at Super League talent whilst other have looked to Australia.

Warrington Wolves beat four other clubs, including Leeds Rhinos, to the signature of Newcastle Knights forward Lachlan Fitzgibbon from the NRL.

This comes as Hull KR brought in Peta Hiku and Oliver Gildart from down under after their latest spells in Australia.

A very different approach to the Dragons who, despite a successful past of NRL signings, have mostly focused on Super League talent with rumours suggesting they are set to sign Theo Fages from Huddersfield Giants.

They have lost some players for next year however with Mickael Goudemand going to Leeds and Tiaki Chan headed to Wigan alongside Kruise Leeming and Sam Walters as Wigan’s recruitment impresses and they have now returned to the well of Catalans for a second signing.

Last night, Wigan Warriors have announced that Adam Keighran has signed a two-year deal with the club from the 2024 season.

The 26-year-old, who has played at centre, stand-off and hooker, will join the Warriors after the completion of the current season with the Catalans Dragons.

He began his career at Penrith Panthers playing in the New South Wales Cup where he was picked as one of two centres of the year, before making his first grade debut for the New Zealand Warriors in Round One of the 2019 season.

He then had two seasons at the Sydney Roosters making 17 NRL appearances before joining the Catalans Dragon for the 2023 season.

Adam Keighran said: “My family and I are looking forward to the next 2 years at Wigan.

“I’m eager to continue learning and improving my game under the staff there, learn the history of the Club and hoping to add to the success the Club already has.”

Wigan Head Coach Matt Peet added: “We are excited to welcome Adam and his family to Wigan.

“His form for Catalans has been excellent this season and I look forward to working with him. He will bring athleticism and a high skill level to our back line.”

Now reports in France have emerged that have shed more light on the move and why Keighran was tempted to leave the sunshine of Catalans despite the fact they sit top of the league at present.

According to Treize Mondial, the Warriors have offered Keighran a “big deal” to secure his services for next year and beyond.