Panthers star Viliame Kikau has slammed reports linking him to the Dragons as “fake news”, saying he has no desire to listen to offers from other clubs as he focuses on Penrith’s premiership tilt.
The back-rower is off contract at the end of 2022 and has been linked with St George Illawarra this week.
Penrith have re-signed a number of star players, such as Nathan Cleary, Jarome Luai, Isaah Yeo, Stephen Crichton and James Fisher-Harris. However, the club is yet to confirm whether Kikau is a part of their future plans.
Despite the uncertainty about his future, Kikau was quick to shut down speculation of a potential move to the Dragons on Wednesday.
“I’m just not sure where all this news is popping up from,” he said. “I think all of that is fake news.
“This club gave me the opportunity to play on the big stage in the NRL, it’s where I made my debut. I’d love to stay for the rest of my career but, as you know, rugby league is a business you just never know what will happen.
“But, for me, I’d love to stay at Penrith.”
Asked whether he would be open to hearing offers from other clubs, Kikau offered a simple answer: “No.”