Leeds Rhinos have been linked with a move for Wakefield Trinity winger Lee Kershaw for some time now.
Leeds fans even thought they had spotted the winger training with the club but those suggestions have been shut down with the Rhinos not signing the winger.
It is understood that, despite having talks with Wakefield over staying, that Kershaw is likely to leave and Serious About Rugby League understands he is likely to join a Super League club even if he does not arrive at Headingley.
So, it seems Kershaw will definitely be in the top tier next year with the destination yet to be determined. Leeds could very well still sign the winger but they are operating at a one in one out recruitment basis.
There could be three clubs interested in the Wakefield flyer outside of the reported Leeds interest with three clear potential moves jumping out.
The Black and Whites have completed a lot of transfers ahead of the new Super League season. They have drafted in some impressive NRL forwards like Franklin Pele and Herman Ese’ese. They have also signed New Zealand and Samoan international Fa’amanu Brown to replace Jake Clifford. They have lost a winger though in the shape of Adam Swift. They have signed Leeds Rhinos’ Liam Tindall but Adam Pearson made it clear they were interested in another outside back before 2024.
Salford Red Devils
This is a clear opportunity for Salford to find an immediate replacement for the departed Ken Sio. The Red Devils lost their star winger after five years at the club granting his release on compassionate grounds ahead of the 2024 season. They have signed Nene MacDonald from Leeds but could still want to sign someone to replace Sio and Kershaw would be an ideal target.
As we know, Leeds had been linked with Lee Kershaw for some time. The Rhinos have not signed the Wakefield winger and it is believed that this is because Derrell Olpherts is still at the club turning down Leigh who were looking to expand their squad depth. Derek Beaumont has said that recruitment is ongoing so a move for Lee Kershaw could make a lot of sense.