Kershaw rejects Trinity contract offer

Wakefield Trinity winger Lee Kershaw has turned down a new contract with the club.

League Express has learned that the promising 21-year-old has opted to test his worth on the open market, likely sparking interest from a number of clubs in his services.

Wakefield had offered him a two-year deal, but that has been knocked back by the player, it is understood.

However, should Kershaw depart Wakefield – with whom he made his Super League debut last season against Leeds Rhinos – Trinity would be entitled to compensation for a player who emerged through their ranks.

Wakefield would likely be set to receive a significant five-figure sum for Kershaw, League Express understands, should he leave the club at the end of the current season.

Kershaw is not the only player to have decided against signing a contract extension with Wakefield at present. League Express revealed last month how utility George King had turned down a new contract, and he has subsequently signed at Hull Kingston Rovers for the 2021 season.

Wakefield have a number of players out of contract at the end of the current campaign, including star half-back Danny Brough.