Wigan Warriors’ Bevan French reportedly heading for ‘massive deal’

Wigan Warriors’ Bevan French has arguably been one of the greatest signing in Super League history – his influence for the Lancashire club has been that huge.

French has already broken the try-scoring record in Super League with seven in just 56 minutes against Hull FC just a week ago – overcoming the 17-year record of Bradford Bulls’ Lesley Vainikolo, again against Hull – whilst his incredible pace and finishing ability regularly wows audiences and has people on their feet in awe.

In fact, his partnership with another Wigan livewire Jai Field has been mouthwatering at times this season and rugby league fans have been lucky to watch both on the same field, ripping teams to shreds.

It’s his future which has been the contentious point in recent weeks and months, however, with French taking his time in getting his future sorted – as all players should with such a big decision to make.

During that time, a link to Hull FC has been touted whilst a move back home has also been doing the rounds, with Wigan also said to be preparing a deal for him to stay at the DW Stadium.

And, in last night’s Sky Sports studio for when Leeds Rhinos took on Wigan at Headingley, pundit Brian Carney revealed the latest on French’s future: “The Wigan Warriors are lining up massive deal to keep him at the DW stadium. And why wouldn’t they?”

If so, it would be a major news story for the Warriors and certainly a signing that will put even more bums on seats for 2023.

Head coach Matt Peet had previously said this on the subject: “We are in constant communication with Bevan,” Peet told Wigan Today.

“They’re not very complicated discussions, they are just open and honest. We know where his head is at, and he knows where we are at, so we will just continue to talk.

“We will probably sit down again soon and make it a bit more formal.”

With French and Field potentially in tandem again, who’s to say Wigan couldn’t even leapfrog reigning champions next season.

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