The rangy Southern Highlanders said he has been advised by his player/manager Steve Deacon that he could be travelling anytime in the next two weeks.
Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League (PNGRFL) CEO Brad Tassell will confirm his travel details.
After spending Christmas and New Year with family in Mendi town, Albert re-joined the Hunters training camp on Friday at the Bomana Police College in Port Moresby.
Albert was taking a break in between the morning and afternoon training session on Saturday, when The National caught up with him.
The Kumul debutant at last year’s World Cup in England said the Panthers are well into their pre-season training and is thankful for the Hunters allowing him to train with them until he leaves.
Albert will join the Panthers Under 20 team that will take part in the Holden Cup competition. With the Panthers winning the premiership last season with a 42-30 win over the New Zealand Warriors, the PNG schoolboy prodigy knows he has a huge job ahead of him.
“Maintaining a high fitness level is important as I don’t want to be the odd one out when I eventually fly across,” he added.
Albert said family, friends, former Giluwe Tigers teammates including fellow Kumul Larsen Marape were invited for a huge farewell for him in Mendi on New Year’s day.
“Lots of words of encouragement from my tribesmen and everybody…don’t drink alcohol, maintain discipline and I appreciate everything,” he added.
He said the team he will be joining also has another promising PNG talent in Wari Varage Junior, who originally went down on a Adrian Lam foundation scholarship with the Sydney Roosters.
Albert also confirmed that his aim is to make the starting 17 but like all other Under-20 players as advised by Panthers CEO Phil Gould, if they do well mid-season they could get a call-up to the National Rugby League.