BRETT HODGSON could be on his way to Warrington.
Strong rumours around the Wire – now known as the Wolves – suggest the 32-year-old Super League Man of Steel is poised to move to the Halliwell Jones Stadium, with fellow full-back Richie Mathers coming the other way.
Huddersfield’s influential goalkicking star is out of contract at the end of the season and had expressed a desire to stay if at all possible.
But it is believed the Wolves have made their move to grab him.
The Australian’s expected switch is not thought to be taking place until the end of the Super League XV season.
And there is nothing to suggest the former Wests Tigers NRL Grand Final winner won’t be leading the Giants in Sunday’s Super League clash against the Crusaders at Wrexham.
Should the deal be rubber-stamped, it would be widely regarded as one of Super League’s most eye-catching ever.
Hodgson is one of the Giants’ greatest overseas signings and is the first club player to be crowned the Man of Steel (the best player in Super League).
In his debut season last year, he inspired the Giants to their first Challenge Cup final at Wembley since 1962 when, coincidentally, his side were beaten by Warrington.
The two sides meet in a repeat of the final in round five of this season’s competition at the Galpharm on May 8, with extra spice having been added to that particular clash by the potential switch of clubs for Hodgson and highly-rated Mathers.