ALTHOUGH only confirmed yesterday, George Williams’ move to Warrington Wolves has been fairly common knowledge for some time.

And the clamour to get the news out there speaks volumes about how big a signing this could be for Warrington Wolves.

The amount of shuffling around the club have had to do in terms of the salary cap in order to bring him in immediately does similar.

On the face of it, here is an international half-back who has already proved himself to be up there among the top talents Super League has produced in a long time.

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Throw in 18 months of honing and improving his skills in the game’s top domestic competition over in Australia and you have one hell of a weapon.

Williams is 26 so in theory, the three-and-a-half year deal he has signed should mean his prime years are spent at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.

With the club about to enter a new era under Daryl Powell from next year, The Wire could hardly have picked a better player to be at its heart on the field.

But that is a thought for down the line. For now, Williams’ immediate arrival presents a conundrum.

He has not come here to sit in the stands for three months – after all, he like many others will be wanting to force his way into Shaun Wane’s England squad for the Rugby League World Cup.

So just how does Steve Price fit his new half-back into what is officially the competition’s leading attack?

That particular can may be kicked down the road for a little longer as for a couple of reasons, Williams’ arrival could not have been more timely.

He will need time to train and build his fitness having not played for several months, so the 11-day break between fixtures Warrington will have after Sunday’s trip to Hull KR will help him no end.

With Gareth Widdop currently sidelined with an ankle injury, too, there is in theory a spot he could come into to allow Stefan Ratchford to move back to full-back (although Josh Thewlis will no doubt have something to say about that).

When everybody is fit and available, that is when the big decision comes.

Given Widdop’s sensational form this season, one would think it may be Blake Austin who makes way but he too has been improving and looking more dangerous.

What is for sure is that Williams’ presence will give a massive boost at the sharp end of a campaign in which his new teammates have built a promising platform.

Whichever way Price decides to go, the excitement of seeing Williams pull on the primrose and blue jersey is palpable.

For the next three-and-a-half years, we are in for a treat.