While negotiations have not been finalised, it’s believed Fa’aoso will fly to Melbourne today or tomorrow for a medical to ensure the deal is done before the June 30 registration cut-off.
A regular in the Knights’ NRL squad since joining the club in 2008, Fa’aoso has had limited game time under coach Wayne Bennett this year and was told this month he would not be re-signed when his contract expires at season’s end. Bennett also told him he would not stand in his way if he wanted to leave immediately.
It’s understood Fa’aoso has also been in talks with both the Manly Sea Eagles and Canberra Raiders and there is speculation he may end up at the Sea Eagles next season with the Storm said to be only interested in a short-term deal.
A Melbourne Storm source yesterday confirmed the club had been in negotiations with Fa’aoso.