Revealed: Three clubs were interested in signing ex-Warrington Wolves star’s nephew

Cooper Johns is an exciting young halfback and his last name makes this no surprise.

He is the son of Matthew Johns and the nephew of Andrew Johns, who previously starred for Warrington Wolves as a star signing at the end of 2005 which nearly saw they club make it to an unlikely Grand Final.

Johns has been at the Melbourne Storm but after being let go by Craig Bellemy, he is headed to the Manly Sea Eagles in 2023.

However, he is only on a train and trial deal with the Sea Eagles largely due to the uncertainty surrounding the future of the salary cap in the NRL with it set to change.

That said, Johns had plenty of interest from other NRL clubs according to the Sydney Morning Herald.

Penrith Panthers considered a move for the halfback as a back up to Nathan Cleary and Jarome Luai but instead opted for Huddersfield Giants halfback Jack Cogger.

Canterbury Bulldogs, who are still looking for the halfback pairing to complete their rebuild, were also interested in the halfback.

Meanwhile the impressive Cronulla Sharks were also said to be interested in the halfback but ultimately he has gone to the Sea Eagles after they lost Kieran Foran to the Gold Coast Titans.

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