Robins in the hunt as King turns down new Wakefield contract

George King’s future at Wakefield Trinity beyond this season could be in doubt after League Express learned the utility has turned down a new contract with the club.
The 25-year-old’s current deal with Trinity expires at the end of this season, and had been offered an extension for 2021 and beyond.
However, King has decided against signing that deal, and could now be set to test his worth on the open market at a time when many clubs’ financial budgets for 2021 remain uncertain.
League Express understands that Hull Kingston Rovers are one club to have sounded out the possibility of approaching King in regards to a move next season.
Trinity are one of several top-flight sides expected to cut back next season, despite all Super League clubs agreeing last week to keep the salary cap at its £2.1 million limit.
Wakefield were initially in favour of a reduction alongside several other Yorkshire clubs, and are still expected to cut their salary spend next year in a bid to remain sustainable and on a sound financial footing.
They have a number of stars out-of-contract as well as King, including halfback Danny Brough and utility Ryan Hampshire.