Huddersfield Giants half-back Theo Fages looks increasingly likely to be joining Catalans Dragons with the Super League side teasing an announcement via social media.
Ian Watson also confirmed to press on Friday that an announcement is set to be made imminently.
Fages, 28, joined the Giants from St Helens ahead of the 2022 campaign but has suffered multiple injury setbacks since his move to the John Smith’s Stadium.
The France international was limited to just 17 appearances in his debut campaign, and missed the Challenge Cup final showdown with Wigan Warriors at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
He has featured just eight times this year, having suffered injuries to his calf and quad, with Huddersfield now just four points away from the play-offs following a disappointing start to the campaign.
Watson was asked about the star player’s future during his weekly press conference as he prepares his side for the rearranged Round 1 clash with St Helens at the Totally Wicked Stadium.
“All I can tell you is that I think there’s going to be an announcement in and around Theo maybe today or tomorrow,” Watson said.
“I’ll say that we fully support Theo in the decision that he’s going to come up with. He has had a really tough two years to be fair and he’s had to make a decision which is the best decision for him and his family going forward long term.
“He’s been a champion for us and I’ll always be grateful for everything he’s done for us both on and off the field.
“He is an absolute champion of a bloke who has done a lot in the game and deserves that, he’s somebody who I hold massively in the highest regard for what he’s done and the kind of person he is as well.
“But I think it’s more of his story to tell rather than anybody else’s.”
Catalans Dragons tease Theo Fages signing
Meanwhile, Catalans have teased a new announcement via social media on Friday afternoon.
The Perpignan-based outfit will lose Sam Tomkins as the end of the year with the former England captain announcing his retirement.
Mitchell Pearce looks likely to enter the open market and return to the NRL for 2024, while Tyrone May’s future is still yet unconfirmed.
Playmaker Adam Keighran will also join Wigan next season on a two-year deal.
— Dragons Catalans (@DragonsOfficiel) August 11, 2023