Surprising new club in for ex-St Helens prop Luke Thompson

The future of Luke Thompson has been one of the most talked about potentially in recent history.

Having taken up a big deal with the Canterbury Bulldogs during the 2020 season, the former St Helens prop has established himself as one of the most potent forward ball-runners in the competition.

However, because Thompson came to Belmore on a big contract – around $800,000 according to the Sydney Morning Herald which would equate to just over £450,000 in pound sterling! – the Bulldogs have reportedly been shipping the 27-year-old around.

In fact, the Merseysider was said to be close to joining Wests Tigers in the off-season but that never materialised whilst Melbourne Storm were thought to be chasing a short-term deal earlier this year.

None of that has been forthcoming with some claims that Thompson could return to Super League under a marquee contract headliner.

However, in a ‘mid-season pick-up’ article on Fox Sports, the publication has claimed that Thompson is hitting the eye of a new suitor Down Under.

Fox Sports wrote: “Facing a salary cap squeeze, Thompson was the man said to be making way for a number of new arrivals in Belmore and he could be a great pick-up.”

Having said that, the publication then revealed that St George Illawarra Dragons have reached out to potentially enquire about a move for Thompson.

With Tariq Sims moving on at the end of the season to, ironically, join Melbourne, that would leave the door open for the Englishman to make the step up to the plate at the Dragons where only Ben Hunt is a major contract-winner there.

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