Richard Agar gives update on Leeds’ pursuit of George Williams

Leeds boss Richard Agar was honest in saying that the West Yorkshire club had been after George Williams, but that now looks increasingly unlikely to happen.

“The homesickness stuff is very real and with a baby on the way it’s fair to say and established that George wants to live back in his own sort of area.

“We seriously did inquire, but the fact he wants to settle back in the north-west – I’m not divulging too many secrets there – we think that pretty much rules us out of signing him long-term.”

We got the feedback that it’s certainly not the club or anything like that, but he simply wants to be settled in the north-west so I would suggest that would rule us out.

“Things do change but at this stage it’s unrealistic we’re going to be in the running.

“His career with Canberra still has to be sorted too.

“I’m really good mates with George’s dad, Pete [and] we did speak to George’s agents on a regular basis, if the situation changes then we would be ready to talk, but that’s probably not going to happen.”

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