Castleford chairman: Solomona is not for sale

Denny Solomona.
Denny Solomona.

Castleford Tigers chairman Ian Fulton has scotched rumours that Castleford Tigers were preparing to sell star winger Denny Solomona.

Mr Fulton moved to puts the rumours to bed when he issued a statement on behalf of the club.

The statement read: “It has been brought to my attention that there is currently a lot of rumour and speculation over the future of Denny Solomona.

“I would like to take this opportunity to put this rumour and fans concerns to bed. As a club we now have a very strong squad built over the last couple of seasons, with players added to further strengthen the team for next year.

“In the past, as it has been well documented, our financial situation led to us making the decision to sell players to ease this burden, however more recently this is not the case, in fact the opposite is now true.

“Over the course of this year we have actively negotiated longer and better contract extensions with players to ensure the long term success of the club.

“The bottom line is Denny is signed with us for the next two years, he has not been sold. Myself, the board of directors, the coaching staff, and for you the fans and everybody else involved with the Tigers, we would love Denny to stay for longer and our main concern is to try and make sure this happens. Thank you, Ian Fulton.”

The Tigers opponents this week, Wigan, have been linked with a move for the flying winger, who has been a big hit at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle since his move north from London.

Solomona has enjoyed an impressive season when he has set a new record for tries scored by a Castleford player in Super League.