Wakefield Trinity’s Mason Lino is associated with a major Super League move

This is the time of year when players are consistently linked to other sites with the May 1 deadline expiring one month ago.

This means that stars outside the contract can negotiate with other clubs in an attempt to secure their future in one way or another.

For second-placed Wakefield Trinity, the difficulty of holding on to their Super League stars has been hampered by the fact that they are the Super League team that spends the least money on the salary cap.

And for former Wakefield man Kyle Amor, it does not look good with two of their main players linked with moves elsewhere.

“There seems to be a lot of unrest at Wakefield; “You hear players like Mason Lino being linked with Wigan and Jacob Miller being linked with Castleford,” Amor said earlier on The Last Tackle podcast.

“You are close to the bottom of the table and you hear that two of your best players have an exit plan out of that relegation battle for next year.

“It’s the time of year when people are told if they are being held on or they can move on and they are sitting over Toulouse.”

Lino had also been linked with Wigan earlier this year and Sky Sports analyst Jon Wells claimed the Lancashire club had been inside him.

With Tommy Leuluai likely to retire, given his longevity in the game, Wigan would only have Harry Smith and Cade Cust in the half.

And while Logan Astley is an incredibly talented young back in the academy, the Warriors may need a more experienced one to fill the potential gap left by Leuluai.

Hull FC also desperately need a half-back given Josh Reynolds’ immediate exit, while Luke Gale has yet to sign a new deal after only joining the Blacks and Whites on an initial one-year contract.

Could Lee Radford make a bid for Lino when Jake Trueman left the Castleford Tigers? However, the Tigers have been linked with Lino’s teammate Jacob Miller.

That said, Wakefield is number 7 under contract, so any potential deal will require a fee.

Lino was absent from the Trinity lineup during Magic Weekend against Toulouse Olympique, where head coach Willie Poching said the half-back missed due to food poisoning and a calf injury.

However, on The full eighty minutes podcastit was speculated that “something seems to be wrong.”

“When I went to see them against Warrington, he was amazing,” Craig Harrison of Show Me The Money UK said on the podcast.

“I did not realize how good his kicks were. Without getting them around the field, neither Jacob Miller nor Brad Walker are natural kickers. Lino has to play.”


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