Wigan Warriors coach confirms ‘potential target’ amid transfer speculation: ‘We admire him as a player’

Drew Darbyshire
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Adam Keighran in action for Catalans Dragons

Wigan Warriors coach Matt Peet has confirmed the club have identified out of contract Catalans Dragons star Adam Keighran as a ‘potential target’.

Over the weekend, French publication L’independant reported that the Warriors were interested in signing Keighran for 2024.

The Australian centre has kicked 36 goals in 13 appearances for the Dragons since arriving in the south of France on a one-year deal from the NRL ahead of this season.

When asked about their reported interest in Keighran, Wigan coach Matt Peet said: “He is a player we’ve identified as a potential target.

“Whether we sign him or not, but I won’t shy away from the fact that we admire him as a player and he’s out of contract so I can see why the link has been made.

“Good player, I’ve been really impressed with him this season but ultimately he is a Catalans player at the moment and there’s nothing further been done than that.

“He’s a good player, a lot to like about him.”

Sydney-born Keighran made his NRL debut for New Zealand Warriors in the 2019 season.

He scored four tries in nine games for the Warriors before moving back home to Sydney Roosters in 2021.

The goal-kicking centre, who can also play half-back, played 17 games for the Roosters across two seasons before heading over to Super League.

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Wigan Warriors recruitment drive heats up

The Cherry and Whites have announced three signings over the last 48 hours for the 2024 campaign and beyond.

Wigan have signed experienced hooker Kruise Leeming from NRL side Gold Coast Titans on a four-year deal from next season.

Towering Leeds prop Sam Walters will make the move to Wigan on a three-year deal from next year.

France international forward Tiaki Chan is set to arrive from Catalans Dragons on a three-year contract.

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