Super League side has “head start” on any potential deal for ex-Catalans and Bradford star Elliott Whitehead

CATALANS DRAGONS have a “head start” on any potential deal for former player Elliott Whitehead.

That’s according to French publication, L’Independant, which has claimed that the Dragons would be in pole position to land the 34-year-old if he decided to return to Super League.

Earlier in the week, Rugby League Live revealed that Catalans and Hull FC were chasing the England international second-rower.

However, Dragons owner Bernard Guasch was promised by Whitehead that he would one day return to the Stade Gilbert Brutus, according to L’Independant.

“He is a player who has always been honest and exemplary with us, by completing his contract,” Guasch previously said.

“I met him during the World Cup final in November 2022 and he remembered his promise. I always told him that our door was always open to him if he wanted. and he can come back whenever he wants.”

Whitehead first came through the Bradford Bulls academy, debuting for the club back in 2009 and going on to make 109 appearances in four-and-a-half seasons before making the move to Catalans.

The 34-year-old made a further 68 appearances in the south of France before earning a move to Canberra Raiders in the NRL where he has been ever since.

In the Australian capital, Whitehead has made almost 200 appearances and has earned 27 caps for England and four for Great Britain.

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