Wigan contacted over possibility of signing Benji Marshall

Wigan great Steve Renouf has contacted his former club over the possibility of signing Benji Marshall.

Marshall, 35, has not been offered a new deal by Wests Tigers and is on the market for the 2021 season, with Super League an option.

Speaking to NRL.com, Renouf said: “I’ve just sent an email to Wigan’s general manager Kris Radlinski, who is also an old teammate and friend of mine, letting him know I reckon Benji would be a great asset to the team and he is still playing outstanding footy.

“If Benji can’t get another NRL deal I think he would be a real asset to Wigan because the club has always appreciated his style of player.

“He has a big name over there and Wigan have always been known as an attacking team.

“You look at their history and they’ve had great attacking players like Martin Offiah, Jason Robinson, Ellery Hanley and Radlinski himself.

“In my era in the 1990s their defence got stiffer as well but they always had that fast play-the-ball and attack. Benji would fit right in.”

Next year would mark Marshall’s 19th rugby league season, having made his NRL debut in 2003.

In that time he has become one of the game’s greats, producing some iconic moments on the biggest stage.

Having won almost every personal and team accolade in the NRL and at international level, a stint in England is the only thing missing from his illustrious career.

Adding to the comments made by Renouf, Marshall’s agent Matt Desira confirmed the playmaker would consider a move to Super League.

“At the moment we are in talks but there is nothing in concrete. I couldn’t tell you he is going here or there,” Desira told NRL.com

“Fox Sports have made him a decent offer but we just have to sit and wait.

“We are giving it until the grand final to make a decision but Benji does want to go around again and deserves to finish how he wants to. I definitely think he will play on.

“Benji would definitely look at overseas for sure.”