Castleford Tigers have appointed renowned barrister Nick Randall to lead their case surrounding Denny Solomona’s future.
The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that Randall and Richard Cramer, from Front Row Legal sports solicitors, have taken on the case on behalf of Castleford, as rugby union club Sale Sharks close in on landing the winger.
Solomona’s cross-code transfer to Sale Sharks is expected to be announced by the rugby union side soon with a deal potentially announced later this week.
But Castleford remain defiant they have not agreed to sell Solomona and the deal is moving forward without their consent, and have sought out the RFL for guidance about how to handle the situation.
Sale are reportedly intent on stressing Solomona has no contract in rugby union, therefore is not in need of a transfer fee – but the Tigers are defiant they are owed a fee, and have not formally agreed to sell the winger.
Randall has history in the sport, having helped Leeds Rhinos win their dispute with Bradford Bulls in 2008 surrounding Iestyn Harris.
Solomona is under contract at Castleford until 2018, but he is not thought to have appeared for training so far this year and has instead been spotted at Sale’s training base.