St George Illawarra has delivered a bitter memo to younger fullback Tyrell Sloan by signalling the intention to supply a rival $5 million.
The Sydney Morning Herald revealed the Dragons are ready to pay Roosters celebrity Joey Manu $1.2 million over 4 years if he needs to go away Bondi.
Manu is a free agent as of Wednesday, though the Chooks are mentioned to be assured in retaining his providers.
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Manu performs at centre most commonly, however also can play fullback or five-eighth, and Dragons coach Shane Flanagan instructed the Herald he could be eager at hand the participant the No.1 jersey on the Pink V if he got here on board.
“From what I see when he performs fullback, his involvement is big. I believe he may make an actual fist of it,” Flanagan instructed the Herald.
“We now have younger Sloaney right here, who I believe we will develop and be taught. He can play a little bit of wing, Manu can play centre and wing.
“We simply should be available in the market for some elite, high quality gamers. In the event that they go to market, they’d need to check what they’re price and contemplate whether or not they would need to depart.
“If that occurs with Joey, we would be in there, however I do not know if that can occur.”
These feedback from the incoming coach could be disheartening to 21-year-old Sloan – the Dragons junior who performed all of his 23 NRL video games this 12 months at fullback.
Whereas Manu is off contract and will earn $1.2 million a season in Wollongong, Flanagan is not assured in touchdown his signature.
“I would like to have him, however I simply do not know if he will transfer,” the Pink V coach mentioned.
“Ultimately, it isn’t us, it isn’t the Roosters, it is simply what Joey needs to do.”