Rugby league agent reveals how Leeds Rhinos transfer could prompt shock Castleford Tigers signing

With transfers in full swing for the 2023 season, clubs are busy wheeling and dealing in a bid to build their competitive squads for next year.

One club that has been active in the transfer market recently has been the Leeds Rhinos with Rohan Smith determined to put his own stamp on the Headingley squad despite not having much room to work with in terms of salary cap space.

Smith has already brought in Toulouse Olympique prop Justin Sangare and Wigan Warriors centre James McDonnell, but Rugby League Live has also revealed that Leeds are on the verge of signing Castleford Tigers winger Derrell Olpherts.

However, that would mean that the Rhinos will have Olpherts alongside Ash Handley and David Fusitu’a as their wingers for 2023, but what does that also mean for young star Liam Tindall?

Tindall made his debut for Leeds back in 2020 against the Catalans Dragons, but has not yet been given an extended run in the side despite being impressive whenever he has been given an opportunity.

And, his agent, Craig Harrison of Show Me The Money UK, feels that if Olpherts’ signing signals the end for Tindall at Headingley, then he would be better going to a Super League rival than the second tier.

“From the Leeds point of view of signing (Derrell) Olpherts, there would be four or five Super League clubs where Liam Tindall would be better off going rather than the Championship for a better opportunity,” Harrison said on The Full Eighty Minutes podcast.

“I think I would be saying for Liam and Leeds you don’t want to just stockpile Liam with four games at Bradford and then back to Leeds.”

And, Harrison joked about the potential of Castleford boss Lee Radford bringing in the Yorkshireman as a replacement for the outgoing Olpherts.

“Radders (Lee Radford) will have a laugh about this but if that has happened, let them (Castleford) take Tindall.”

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