Wigan put cash on table for Hull KR's Scott Taylor
WIGAN are on the verge of agreeing a transfer fee for the services of Hull KR forward Scott Taylor, the Mail understands.
As one of the country’s most promising young forwards, Taylor still has another year left on his deal at MS3 Craven Park.
But after earning his first England call-up this season, he turned down the offer of an extended contract and his future has been shrouded in uncertainty ever since.
With many of his family known to be Hull FC supporters, Taylor has long been linked with a cross-city switch to the KC Stadium.
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But Wigan’s willingness to pay a fee looks like it could seal a deal as early as this week, with Rovers keen to cash in on the home-grown star, rather than lose him for free at the end of 2013.
Relations between Rovers and Taylor’s agent, David Howes, have been strained for some time after a dispute over a previous player deal.
Now, sources at KR have hinted the 21-year-old second-rower could be about to follow Blake Green to the DW Stadium.
Green wrapped up a £100,000 switch to the Minor Premiers last week, despite having two years left on his deal at KR.
It is not yet known how much Wigan are prepared to pay, but with just one year left on Taylor’s contract, it is likely to be a smaller figure.