Adam Milner’s Castleford future is set to come to a conclusion in the coming weeks as he considers his options.
League Express understands the 26-year-old is currently fielding interest from the NRL after turning down a contract with the Tigers last month.
At least four sides have shown interest down under, but he now has a decision to make whether his future will remain in Super League or the Southern Hemisphere.
Milner is thought to be open to staying at Castleford, who are also keen to retain the hard-tackling forward. But both parties are keen to resolve his future one way or another in the next couple of weeks as he prepares for the next part of his career in 2019 onwards.
Newcastle Knights and Wests Tigers are among those that have shown interest in Milner, who has established himself as a key component in Daryl Powell’s pack over the last several years.
Milner played 29 times last season as the Tigers won the League Leaders’ Shield, while he has played 15 times already this season.
Castleford have a number of players off-contract at the end of the season, including centre Jake Webster.
Last week, League Express identified Brayden Wiliame as one target for next season as the Tigers consider a replacement for Webster, who may retire at the end of the season.
However, Castleford’s main priority is fullback. One man who won’t be joining the club however is Jake Mamo, the Huddersfield fullback who has been heavily linked with the club.
Officials from both clubs have told League Express that rumours linking the Australian with a move to the Tigers are wide of the mark, with Castleford’s wish list not including the 23-year-old.