Charnley confirms he’s not leaving Wigan

Wigan winger Josh Charnley has confirmed that he is in talks to extend his current contract at the Warriors.

Rumours had circulated stating that the England international was on his way out of the club, possibly to rugby union.

But that is not the case, according to the player himself.

“Talks are taking place right now for me to extend my Wigan Warriors‘ contract,” Charnley wrote in a column for the Manchester Evening News.

“Reports claiming I am going to rugby union next year are wide of the mark. I want to stay at Wigan.

“Things should be sorted fairly soon. Reports of me supposedly moving into rugby union and signing for Saracens have no substance in them at all. This is just rubbish talk.

“I am perfectly happy where I am and love playing for Wigan. I am 23 and I regard it as an honour to be part of this great club.

“I badly want to win more a lot more trophies in Wigan colours and I also want to enjoy and savour more good times in major finals.

“I am happy here – very happy in fact. With my contract being up at the end of the year, we are currently talking about extending it.

“That suits me because I have absolutely no desire at all to undertake a new challenge in rugby union. This does not appeal to me.

“I am a rugby league player and I know this is where my future lies. To play for Wigan is special and an honour. We are building again and I want to remain part of what we are wanting to achieve.”

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