CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 27: George Williams of the Raiders in action during the round three NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Warriors at GIO Stadium on March 27, 2021, in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
Canberra Raiders and former halfback George Williams are understood to have come to an agreement for the Englishman's release from the club.
The two parties came to a decision last month that saw them go their separate ways in what was an
ugly exit for the 26-year-old.
Now, as reported by
an agreement of a formal release has been found, with the now-former Raiders playmaker set to receive close to $100,000 for two months pay. The Canberra Times,
CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 03: George Williams of the Raiders celebrates with team mates after scoring a try during the NRL Elimination Final match between the Canberra Raiders and the Cronulla Sharks at GIO Stadium on October 03, 2020 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
Williams' main reason for seeking a release from Canberra was due to being homesick and planning to return to the UK along with his partner, who is pregnant.
The former Wigan star has been linked to a possible return to the Warriors when he heads home in the next month.
Wigan have played down reports of a reunion with Williams, as
Wests Tigers-bound pair Jackson Hastings and Oliver Gildart currently hold key roles with the Super League side.
HULL, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Oliver Gildart of England applauds fans after the International Series match between England and New Zealand at KCOM Stadium on October 27, 2018 in Hull, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
The duo are set to defect to Concord at season's end and are unlikely to gain an early release from the Warriors.
Former Raiders teammate
John Bateman told he would welcome the idea of having Williams return to Wigan, but states Williams' happiness is a priority. Sky Sports
"I hope so, but I suppose that's up to George," Bateman said of a potential return. "He'll have his reasons for 'yeah' and his reasons for 'no', like anyone else, and I'm sure there are plenty of clubs out there that want him.
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"I want him to come here, no doubt about it. I'm pretty sure any other club would say the same.
"You want him to be happy wherever he is. He's my mate first of all. I hope he's happy wherever he goes."