Ricky Leutele has been one of Huddersfield Giants’ most potent attacking threats in recent seasons.
After impressing in 2021, the powerful centre has taken his game to the next level at the John Smith’s Stadium in 2022, helping Ian Watson’s men get to their first Challenge Cup Final in over a decade.
The former Toronto Wolfpack man, in doing so, has attracted attention with Watson declaring earlier in May that Leutele has been offered a new contract as Huddersfield attempt to nail down their man.
Unfortunately, sometimes the lure of going back home can prove to be too much with The Mole at the World Wide of Sports reporting that Leutele wants to return back to the NRL.
Of course, the Samoan international was part of the Cronulla Sharks side that won their first-ever Premiership title in 2016, with Leutele forever being remembered as the one making the final tackle of the 2016 Grand Final just when Melbourne looked like they were going to snatch the game.
At Huddersfield, the 32-year-old has become a cult hero with his brilliant attacking threat and big hits in defence making the crowd stand up on their feet.
As such, other Super League clubs have also reportedly been sniffing around the hulking centre with Leutele a likely candidate for the Super League Dream Team at the end of the year.
So, it’s no wonder that the Giants want to keep hold of Leutele, but could he be lured elsewhere?
Sky Sports pundit Brian Carney revealed that both the Wigan Warriors and Catalans Dragons are after the centre following yet another big performance in Huddersfield’s 38-10 drubbing of Hull KR.
Leutele did limp off with injury deep in the second-half with what looked like a bad knee problem.