Wigan coach Adrian Lam has confirmed the club have been in contact with George Burgess’ management about a potential move in 2020.
The England international is set to leave South Sydney after spending eight years down under.
Both Leeds and Catalans have been linked with the 27-year-old in recent weeks, however it seems the Warriors are now leading the race for his signature.
Lam confirmed he would be interested in adding Burgess to his pack next season, telling Wigan Today: “It’s quite obvious we’re short in the middles and like, I’m sure, every other Super League club, we’ve shown interest in him and contacted his manager.
“I’m not sure where it’s at, hopefully we could get him over to Super League but I don’t know where we sit.
“But we do need a middle player.”
“He’d be outstanding for this place. We have a couple of props reaching the end of their careers (Tony Clubb and Ben Flower) and some young ones, and George’d be in the middle and help the younger ones coming through.
“He’d be a great asset but I’m sure all the Super League clubs would want him on board.”
The Warriors still have one marquee spot available for 2020, with Jackson Hastings coming in as a direct replacement for George Williams.
Wigan have, however, been linked with a move Parramatta outside back Bevan French.