Wakefield Trinity are reportedly set to pursue a major double transfer for the 2025 season.
The club have a new owner in the shape of Matthew Ellis who has provided a lot of funding for the club including major signings such as Jermaine McGillvary from Huddersfield Giants and Halifax Panthers star Lachlan Walmsley among others.
But this isn’t where the club want to stop. The club are determined to become a top four club and make major signings moving forward.
This led to links with Tom Johnstone. The former Wakefield winger is out of contract at the end of the 2024 season and the club are reportedly interested in bringing him back from the Catalans Dragons according to Rugby League Live.
Now on top of this, the club are reportedly set to try and do the same with Johnstone’s teammate and former Castleford Tigers star Mike McMeeken with the backrower also out of contract. This is according to the Yorkshire Post.
He started his professional career at the London Broncos, making his senior début in 2012 before joining Castleford in 2015 where he has developed into one of the best back rowers in the competition.
His individual performances were rewarded in 2017 with a nomination in the Super League Dream Team, also earning England honours for the first time on the same year. He represented England on two occasions and was a member of the England squad for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup.
At the time he signed for the club, he said: “I’m delighted to be joining this great club with such passionate fans. I have played at the Stade Gilbert Brutus a few times now, so I’ve seen what a great atmosphere the fans make.
“It’ll be great to run out in front of them as a home player. Steve explained to me that the club want to re create the 2018 challenge cup success with more silverware and it’s something I definitely want to be a part of. Considering the conditions this season, I thought the lads were unlucky not to get further then they did but hopefully we can get some silverware in the coming seasons. I’m looking forward to getting started in the coming weeks.”