John Bateman to return to Wigan on a four-year deal from NRL side Canberra

JOHN Bateman is coming again to Tremendous League with Wigan – and to his daughter.

The England star was roundly criticised for saying no to a new deal with NRL side Canberra Raiders, with many claiming he was solely doing it for the cash.

 John Bateman is coming back to Wigan on a four-year deal

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John Bateman is coming again to Wigan on a four-year dealCredit score: MAGIPIX

However he’s in truth extra doubtless to be taking a pay minimize to return to England on a four-year contract together with his former membership, so he might be shut to Millie.

“I’m very happy to be returning to Wigan on a long-term contract,” stated the 26-year-old, who has not performed this season due to a shoulder damage.

“On a private stage, a few of the greatest instances of my life have been in a Wigan shirt and I can’t wait to return, to play and make some extra reminiscences.

“It’s been a powerful choice however to be again to Wigan, to be at residence with my little woman, my mum and the remainder of my household is one thing I can’t wait to expertise as soon as once more.

“I still have plenty of unfinished business with the Raiders and my focus now is to get myself back on the pitch as soon as possible and put myself in the frame for selection.”

 Wigan believe they are bringing one of the world's best players back home

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Wigan consider they’re bringing one of many world’s greatest gamers again residence

Bateman is leaving the Raiders after they acquired ‘sick of waiting’ for a solution on his future.

Canterbury Bulldogs led the chase down below, with a deal price £390,000-a-year thought to be being requested for.

However house is the place the center is and Wigan had been the one Tremendous League outfit within the working after SunSport was instructed by a variety of different large golf equipment they’d both not meet the wage calls for or can match him below their wage cap.

Canberra boss Ricky Stuart blasted the position of agent Isaac Moses, saying: “We acquired sick of ready. We knew what was going to occur, so we acquired sick of a ready.

“John’s a actually large a part of the squad and is a world class participant, so to lose him actually disappoints me.

 Bateman has been touted as a future England captain

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Bateman has been touted as a future England captain

“As a club, we work so hard to build a strong roster then you get players like John pulled out of it in the way he has, it’s really disappointed me.”

However Wigan’s govt director Kris Radlinski couldn’t play down the scale of the signing.

He stated: “John is likely one of the greatest gamers on the planet. He has the respect of gamers and coaches in each hemispheres and is a pure born competitor and chief.

“We’ve been extraordinarily proud to see him take the NRL by storm in 2019 and we’ve all the time appeared ahead to welcoming him again to Wigan when the chance introduced itself.

“As he’s entering the prime years of his playing career, I think it’s a real coup for the Super League to have a player of his calibre return to the competition.”

JOHN Bateman is coming again to Tremendous League with Wigan – and to his daughter.

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