Warrington Wolves are in a rebuilding process under the tutelage of head coach Daryl Powell.
Having only taken over ahead of the 2022 Super League season, Powell has overseen a massive overhaul in his first few months as new boss following his departure from the Castleford Tigers.
Amongst those players already brought in are Thomas Mikaele, Matty Nicholson, Gil Dudson, Sam Kasiano and Paul Vaughan whilst Matt Dufty and Josh McGuire are expected to join Powell’s revolution at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
That influx of new signings means that a number of players will also be leaving, with Rob Butler, Eribe Doro, Josh Charnley and Toby King already leaving for pastures new whilst Gareth Widdop, Jason Clark, Matt Davis and Jack Hughes are leaving or are expected to leave.
For Hughes, it will be a big moment in his career after being appointed captain by former boss Steve Price with the flame-haired forward set to depart after six seasons at the Cheshire club.
The 30-year-old has played almost 150 games for the Wolves since making the move from Wigan Warriors back in 2016.
Hughes hails from Wigan and spent five seasons at his hometown club, but enjoyed four different loans with his last at the Huddersfield Giants in 2015 paving the way for his full exit from the DW Stadium.
One of those clubs said to be interested are the Leigh Centurions with owner Derek Beaumont making no secret of his desire to continue strengthening his side for a tilt at Super League promotion.
Since the start of the year, Beaumont has bankrolled the funding for head of rugby Chris Chester and head coach Adrian Lam to bring some top quality recruits in the shape of Tom Amone, Blake Ferguson, John Asiata and Josh Charnley.
However, Leigh are seemingly not finished there with Beaumont determined to get into Super League and stay there this time.