“Top two club” was interested in Jack Walker as agent explains why Hull FC didn’t make offer for Leeds Rhinos man

What a week it has been in rugby league.

In all the big news yesterday, the major story on Wednesday night has been somewhat overshadowed.

That was Jack Walker’s surprise move from home town club Leeds to Bradford.

The move came after a loan spell at Hull FC which is where many people expected him to play for in 2023 as Leeds looked to open cap space up for Zak Hardaker.

However, Walker’s agent Craig Harrison revealed on Show Me The Money TV that Hull didn’t make an offer due to being capped up.

Meanwhile, there was no future for him at Leeds.

Harrison said: “We think you’re going back to Leeds or that Hull are going to make an offer. We spoke to Rohan and Gary.

“Then Hull suddenly said that they were capped up and that they couldn’t make an offer at this time. A week later Jake left.

“So we’re on the way back to Leeds, let’s be honest there’s no future for you at Leeds with Myler and that they’re looking to sign Zak.”

That left Walker’s future well and truly up in the air and Harrison revealed just how difficult it was to find a club with everyone being more or less spent up to the cap for 2023.

He did reveal that one “top two club” was interested in Walker but were looking for him to play wing and other positions, but credit to Walker, he has always been committed to being an out and out fullback which was part of his original negotiations at Leeds in 2017.

Harrison said: “Everyone is capped up, a top two club was interested by they wanted to know ‘can he play wing, can he do this?’ They wanted that utility value but they recognised how good he was.”

This club was likely St Helens given the fact they are on the look out for Regan Grace’s replacement.

Nonetheless, Walker has now backed himself with a move to Bradford.

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