England international stand-off George Williams has committed his future to Wigan Warriors, signing a four-year deal.
Williams, 22, had been attracting interest from the NRL and other Super League clubs as he emerges as one of the stand out talents in the game, with Wigan turning down several transfer bids.
He said: “I’m delighted to agree this new contract with my hometown Club. There has been a lot of speculation and interest and to be honest it’s been quite overwhelming at times but all I ever wanted to do was play for Wigan and my heart is here at this Club.
“I’ve been here since I was 12-years-old and this Club is like a family to me. I’m just looking forward to staying here now, reaching my potential and winning as many trophies as possible.”
Williams scored 12 tries in 26 appearances for the Warriors last season as helped them to Super League glory, before turning out for England in the Four Nations.
Head Coach, Shaun Wane, said: “George is one of the best up and coming players in the sport and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to get this one over the line. It’s a huge shot in the arm, not only for Wigan Rugby League club but also for Super League.
“Full credit must go to our Chairman, Ian Lenagan and Rugby Director, Kris Radlinski, who have worked tirelessly to agree this deal with George. I’m excited about working with George over the next few years, this is a great day for the Wigan Club.”