SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13: Gareth Widdop of the Dragons looks on during the round 10 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the St George Illawarra Dragons at ANZ Stadium on May 13, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Englishman Gareth Widdop is set to head home and play in the Super League before his career is over, and is on the cusp of signing a two-year deal with Warrington in the UK.

Widdop is contracted to St George Illawarra for the 2019 season and will play out the year for the Dragons, before moving to Warrington in 2020 to play alongside former NRL star Blake Austin.

According to The Mole, the announcement on Widdop’s future is imminent, although suggested Widdop’s NRL career may not be over.

The 29-year-old wants to play in front of his family, but could return to Australia following his stint with the Wolves.

Widdop’s departure will hurt the Dragons, although it’s one of the main reasons the club was able to afford Parramatta’s Corey Norman.

Widdop will link up with Austin in 2020, with the Wolves to boast one of the strongest halves pairings in the league.

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