Radford confirms discussion has taken place with halfback

After reading this story, Hull FC fans may want to pick up a copy of the upcoming edition of League Express this Monday. Why? We’ve spoken exclusively to your football manager, Motu Tony, about his trip to Australia.

Hull FC head coach Lee Radford has reiterated that the club is some way off completing a move for a halfback, confirmed talks have commenced.

The Super League joint leaders have been linked with several high-profile playmakers recently, with former Hull KR and Wigan star Blake Green the latest player rumoured to be joining the club.

And speaking to the Hull Daily Mail, Radford admitted the club has held discussions with at least one of the players mentioned.

“I can say we’ve been linked with a few. Benji Marshall was first, then Lee Gaskell, Danny Brough, Thomas Leuluai and now Blake Green,” Radford said.

“I’m sure there is another one as well but what I can tell you is that we will probably get speculated with every half-back who is out of contract or looking to come over here. The reality is we’ve probably spoken to one of them and it’s not got far past a conversation. It’s early days and how we work as a club is when something is ready to go we’ll release it.”

Motu Tony, the club’s football manager, has recently returned from his trip to Australia as he accelerates the recruitment process at the club, and Radford admits the annual trip is vital for the club.

“When it comes to retainment and recruitment, Motu Tony is well on with that. There is a lot of networking that needs to be done and there is no coincidence he was over there during the international camps,” Radford added. “He’s been in all of those international camps and that’s imperative to his role to see what everyone is doing and see if there is anything he can pick up.”