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James Graham wants to return to St Helens and pull on the red-vee of the club where he started his career, according to a former team-mate Michael Ennis.
Graham’s current club St George Illawarra Dragons has been involved in negotiations with the 34-year-old and his management over an immediate return to England.
Speaking on Australian television, Ennis said:
“It is the timing of things, for James. He was an 11-year-old boy when he went to St Helens Academy and it has been a huge part of his life.
“He played nine years of first grade there and developed as a rugby league player. He always wanted to go back there and finish off. Given the fact that Luke Thompson has come over here (from St Helens) and secured an early release to join the Bulldogs it presented the opportunity.
“James was maybe thinking next year it would come to fruition but given what has happened it has obviously fast forward. James is in his position where his children are yet to start school – he and his partner would love to come back to Australia and continue living here – but an opportunity to go back and wear that famous red vee for the remainder of the season is really important to him.”
Source- St Helens Star