Kyle Wood’s days at Huddersfield look all but over, with the halfback set to sign for a rival Super League club.
The 27-year-old is out of contract at the John Smith’s Stadium next season and has been offered to Super League clubs for next year.
Wood’s former club, Wakefield, have emerged as one of the early favourites to sign the playmaker, who can play in the halves or at hooker.
It is understood that the Giants were keen to retain Wood’s services for 2017, however with a big recruitment drive underway, the club aren’t thought to be in a position to offer him a satisfactory deal.
League Express linked the Giants with fullback Jake Mamo and hooker Tyler Randell last week, while also revealing that the Giants are considering using the marquee player rule in their attempts to sign Newcastle halfback Jarrod Mullen.
Meanwhile, Wakefield have been searching for a new halfback for some time, as they look to ease the pressure currently on Jacob Miller and Liam Finn. Wood’s versatility is thought to be appealing to Chris Chester, as Wood would provide him with another option at hooker.
A deal has not been agreed at this stage, but TotalRL understands that Wakefield are considering a move for Wood, who left the club to join Huddersfield in 2013.