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Wakefield Trinity reportedly set to sign huge Super League star

Wakefield Trinity could be set to sign one of the best forwards in Super League in what would be a major coup.

Catalans Dragons and England second-rower Mike McMeeken looks like he could be on his way out of the club.

The Hampshire-native made his way though the ranks at London Broncos and joined the Dragons in 2020, after six seasons at Wheldon Road with Castleford.

As originally reported by The Yorkshire Post, he may be on his way to Wakefield Trinity at the end of this season.

French publication L’Indépendant has reported that Trinity are in ‘advanced negotiations’ with the 6 foot 5 man.

McMeeken has been one of the competition’s best second-rowers for a number of years now, and came close to winning the Grand Final with both Castleford and Catalans as a key member of the squads.

Will it happen?

Mike McMeeken, face-on, while playing for Castleford Tigers in a grey shirt with an orange blocked gradient coming up from the bottom of the shirt.

It makes sense. Trinity are a club with plenty of ambition, and the links with Super League names over the past few weeks just aren’t going away.

They expect to be in Super League next year, and Matt Ellis will be looking to big names to consolidate their position in the Northern Hemisphere’s premier competition.

Add this to the fact that Catalans’ finances may be in a tough place next year, and this looks like a deal that has legs.

Wakefield Trinity set for double coup

He may not be the only player bound from Catalans Dragons to Wakefield Trinity either.

Winger Tom Johnstone, as originally reported by Rugby League Live, could be returning to Wakefield Trinity after just two years away from the club.

He scored 87 tries in 115 league games for Trinity, earning him a big move to the Dragons, where he scored 27 tries in 28 in his debut season in Perpignan.

French publication L’Indépendant is reporting that he is in ‘advanced negotiations’ with the Championship club, who reportedly were in contact with him and McMeeken before the season even started.

They are out of contract at the end of the season, meaning Powell’s side could snap him up for the 2025 season, with their new millionaire owner Matt Ellis providing some backing.

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