Wakefield Trinity "a million miles" from signing Cronulla Sharks' Andrew Fifita

CHRIS CHESTER insists that Wakefield Trinity are "a million miles" away from signing NRL star Andrew Fifita.

Tuesday, 20th April 2021, 4:30 pm
Andrew Fifita. Picture: Getty Images.

Chief executive Michael Carter revealed last week that the club had made an offer for the Cronulla Sharks and Tonga prop.

The 31-year-old is the twin brother of Trinity forward David Fifita but Chester insists there is still plenty to consider as they target the former State of Origin star.

"Andrew had spoken to his brother and asked would we be keen," said Chester.

"We have had a couple of discussions over the last couple of days but that is as far as it has got.

"He has been suspended for three weeks for a crusher tackle and I don't envisage anything getting done in the short term.

"There are a lot of things to take into consideration. He has got three kids that are all in school, there is a lot to think about for him.

"We are a million miles off from us sitting down with Andrew and discussing the financial side. We don't know what that figure is going to be but we will cross that bridge when we get to it.

"If he comes great, if he doesn't then we are going to have to look elsewhere."

Chester feels the signing would be a "big boost" for the club, with Wakefield still seeking a first competitive win of 2021.

"It would be a big boost to the fans and the club and it would bring the best out in Dave," added Chester.

"He will add some great value to this club, both on the field and off it.

"We saw the impact that Dave Fifita had when he came over in 2016 and his brother will have a very similar impact."

The twin brothers played together at Cronulla from 2014-16 and for Tonga from 2010.