York City Knights close in on Super League forward as part of 2022 recruitment drive

York City Knights are on the verge of completing a deal for Leigh Centurions forward Jordan Thompson.

Rugby League Live understands the Championship club have all but lured the former Castleford and Hull FC man to the club as part of their recruitment drive for 2022.

Thompson, 30, has spent the majority of his career in Super League, making over 250 career appearances in the process.

It’s understood Leigh had offered him a deal to remain full-time but has made the decision to transition and join York as they look for a push towards the top half of the table next season.

His capture brings a successful end to a long pursuit for York, who had made Thompson one of their top targets earlier this year.

They have now landed their man and is set to join the likes of halfback Liam Harris and winger Joe Brown in arriving at the LNER Community Stadium next season.

A number of Super League players are heading to the Championship next year, with the second-tier promising to be an enthralling competition.

The likes of Featherstone, Widnes and Halifax have also recruited impressively while Newcastle Thunder have gone full-time.

The competition has secured a TV deal on Premier Sports next season, with games to be shown on a Monday night.

YorkshireLive – Halifax