Jackson Hastings will leave Wigan Warriors to join Wests Tigers at the end of the season, according to reports in Australia.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the former Man Of Steel has signed a two-year deal with the Tigers and could be announced as soon as this week.

It is the latest speculation surrounding Hastings, though this time, there is more conviction in the reports.

Tigers halfback Luke Brooks, whose future is being rumoured as a result of Hastings' apparent arrival, discussed Hastings when asked about the prospect of a move.

“Jackson will be a good buy for the club, and he’s a great player," he said.

"I haven’t watched too much of his footy in England, but he was the Man of Steel. He’s still young and if we get him he’ll be a good buy for the club.

“‘Madge’ [coach Michael Maguire] hasn’t said anything to me or the team about Jackson. We’ll wait and see how it plays out."

Ever since arriving in the UK midway through 2018, his future has been the subject of speculation. The Australian, the Man of Steel recipient in 2019, has constantly signed one-year deals and has never denied his desire to return to the NRL later in his career.

Earlier this year he opened up on his wish to return to Australia on the eve of his return to the UK amid reports that the Tigers were keen to sign him for the current season.

Wigan reportedly refused to give in to those demands and while Hastings' deal is for 2022 and beyond, reports claim Wests remain hopeful that Wigan will release Hastings from his deal through the current season.

If Hastings leaves, it will open a quota spot for the Warriors, as well as a sizeable amount of salary cap space.

The club retained Harry Smith to a new four-year deal over the weekend, a timely boost at a time when there is some uncertainty surrounding their halfbacks.

Captain Tommy Leuluai is also off-contract at the end of the season and will turn 36 in June.

Elsewhere in the backs, Bevan French has an option in his contract to extend his stay for another year, but Oliver Gildart is in his final year and has been linked with a move to the NRL. Dom Manfredi is also off-contract.