Wigan Warriors reportedly complete deal for out-of-contract target

Josh McAllister
Adam Keighran scores against Salford Red Devils. Photo by Steve Flynn/News Images.

Adam Keighran scores against Salford Red Devils. Photo by Steve Flynn/News Images.

Wigan Warriors have won the race for of out-of-contract Catalans star Adam Keighran on a two-year deal, according to Sky Sports reporter Jenna Brooks. 

Keighran, 26, has enjoyed an impressive debut season in Super League with the Catalans Dragons, utilised in the centres and the halves by head coach Steve McNamara.

Having joined from the Sydney Roosters on a one-year deal, the Australian utility has made 16 Super League appearance so far, scoring five tries and assisting a further eight more, as well as kicking 36 goals.

Reporting ahead of St Helens’ home televised clash with the Dragons, Brooks reported that Keighran has completed a two-year contract with the DW Stadium outfit from next year.

Wigan head coach Matt Peet previously confirmed his interest in the off-contract player, having originally been reported by L’independant.

The French newspaper also stated that Keighran rejected two contract extensions to remain in Perpignan, with a handful of players expected to leave the club at the end of the season.

Adam Keighran, Toby King out

Last week, Brooks confirmed that loanee Toby King will return to his parent club Warrington upon the expiry of his season-long loan deal at Wigan.

Peet was asked about the potential of losing his starting centre earlier this week when faced by the media for his weekly press conference.

“It’s not something that has been spoken about much recently,” Peet said.

“We all know Warrington hold the cards on this one, and that’s their prerogative.

“They’ve loaned him out, so it’s their call to make.

“There’s no change there, I’m sure all will be revealed in the coming weeks.”

READ NEXT: Wigan Warriors coach tips ‘excellent’ returning forward to find another level: ‘We’re going to see the best of him’

FOLLOWKeep up with all the latest on the Love Rugby League mobile app