Anthony Gelling is in the northern hemisphere, but he is set for a move to Catalans rather than Widnes.
It was announced back in July that Gelling would join the Vikings on a two-year deal from 2019, but their relegation from Super League has seen him pursue opportunities elsewhere.
The Cook Islands international’s license is currently deemed as ‘in progress’ by Catalans, meaning that a deal is close to being done, according to French outlet Treize Mondial.
Gelling will become Catalans’ third signing for 2019, along with Widnes back-rower Matt Whitley and Wigan Warriors full-back Sam Tomkins.
The Dragons were interested in Gelling before he signed for Widnes and are set to get their man, who is primarily a centre, but has also played on the wing and in the back-row.
Gelling scored 52 tries in 115 games for Wigan Warriors between 2012 and 2017, winning a Challenge Cup, a World Club Challenge and two Super League Grand Finals in the process.
The 28-year-old has played for New Zealand Warriors in the NRL this year, crossing twice in seven games.