There have been reports this week that Owen Trout will be leaving Huddersfield Giants at the end of his contract.
This comes as he considers other offers with Hull FC and Castleford Tigers reportedly interested in him.
However, Huddersfield boss Ian Watons has said that the club aren’t resigned to losing him yet but he has turned down a deal:
“We’re not resigned to him moving. Look, we’ve spoken to him and we’ve offered him a new deal which he turned down.”
He explained that Trout has a decision between money or being part of something bigger:
“With the pool of talent at the moment and the salary cap, people are naturally going to be throwing money at him. It will come down to money or whether he wants to be part of something bigger.
“Everyone makes their own decisions. As long as he makes the right decision for him and his own family, that’s all you can ask him to do.”
He also explained that he understands why there is so much interest in the young and exciting forward:
“When you look around, there’s not lots of middles coming off contract so people are going to jump on top of someone like him.
“Those clubs who have been touted to be in for Trout have players coming off contract that have been on big deals so they are willing to take a punt and pay a little bit more.”