Wakefield Trinity are in discussions to sign Toronto winger Liam Kay.
League Express understands the two clubs have held talks that could see Kay go full circle and return to the club where his professional career began. A deal is expected to be finalised shortly.
Toronto are in the process of revamping their squad and clearing space on their salary cap in order for Brian McDermott to bring in players for the Super League restart and beyond.
The deal is believed to be a based on Kay permanently moving to West Yorkshire and could see him return in time for Super League’s resumption next month.
The Wolfpack’s first ever player, having joined ahead of their inaugural season, Kay has become Toronto’s all-time leading try-scorer with a record of 66 tries in 70 appearances.
But with Ryan Hall reportedly joining the club and Matty Russell signing a contract extension, Kay’s time with the Wolfpack appears to be drawing to a close and could result in him returning to the club that handed him his Super League debut in 2012.
He played five times for Trinity between 2012 and 2013 and memorably scored a hat-trick on his final appearance as they defeated bitter rivals Castleford.
Since then he has become an Ireland international, representing the Wolfhounds in 2017, he has been a part of five table-topping Championship sides and won promotion to Super League twice, doing so with Leigh and Toronto in 2016 and 2019 respectively.
Now, a return to Belle Vue is on the cards with Wakefield highlighting the wing as a position to recruit.
The club has been unable to come to terms on a new deal for Lee Kershaw, while Ben Jones-Bishop is also off-contract at the end of the season, leaving Chris Chester on the lookout for a new recruit.
Kay could prove to be their man.