A former Rooster is off to the Super League, while Broncos prop Thomas Flegler has reportedly been offered a six-year deal amid a four-club battle for his signature.
The Eels may get to hang onto Dylan Brown but face a huge battle to retain his star halves partner as the Bulldogs and Tigers up their chase.
Meanwhile, Warrington Wolves have hit back at the George Williams rumors and there’s a host of Sydney clubs after Cowboys and Kangaroos gun Jeremiah Nanai.
Read on for the latest NRL Transfer Whispers.
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UTILITY MAKES MOVE ABROAD
Former Roosters utility Adam Keighran has signed a one-year deal with Catalans Dragons.
Foxsports.com.au understands the 25-year-old was closing in on a one-year deal with the Panthers but after that fell through he took up the opportunity to play in the Super League.
Keighran spent two seasons with the Roosters, filling in at hooker, center and in the halves. He played 17 games over those two years — including 15 during the club’s injury-ravaged 2020 season.
Catalans got in touch with Keighran after losing Dean Whare and Samisoni Langi.
He will make the move abroad in the coming weeks.
The Central Coast product was developed in the Bulldogs’ system before joining the Panthers where his breakout season in the New South Wales Cup earned him a Team of the Year selection and his first NRL deal with the Warriors.
Keighran made his debut in Round 1 of the 2019 season, replacing Shaun Johnson in the halves but was later replaced by Chanel Harris-Tavita. He then joined the Roosters on a two-year deal. The Tricolours had intended on re-signing him but changed their mind.
BRONCOS’ ORIGIN STAR IN FOUR-CLUB TUG OF WAR
Broncos prop Thomas Flegler is reportedly being chased by the Sea Eagles on a deal worth $675,000 annually over six seasons amid interest from the Titans and Warriors.
The Courier Mail reported Manly have tabled a $4 million offer for Flegler, but the one-game Maroons prop wants to stay loyal to the Broncos.
Off-contract in 2023, Flegler has attracted interest from the Warriors and Titans as well as Manly, but is keen to let his footy do the talking as he fights for a new contract at Red Hill.
“I have been at the Broncos since I was a kid and I don’t plan on leaving,” Flegler told The Courier Mail.
“For myself, I need to play good footy, more importantly for the team rather than myself.
“You would be lying if you said you didn’t think about it, but I have been at the Broncos since I was 15 and this is home for me.”
The Broncos are keen to keep Flegler and have commenced negotiations, but the 23-year-old is in no rush to sign a new deal.
“I haven’t thought about it (making a final decision) at the moment,” Flegler said.
Flegler has scored two tries in 74 games for the Broncos since his debut in 2019 and played one Origin for Queensland in 2021.
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EELS FACE LOSING ONE OF STAR HALVES AS TWO CLUBS TABLE $1M DEALS
The Eels are reportedly favorites to retain Dylan Brown, but face a huge battle form the Bulldogs and Tigers to keep Mitchell Moses.
Mark Geyer reported on Triple Mthat Brown is tipped to stay loyal to the Eels, but the big money on offer from the Bulldogs and Tigers could mean Parramatta have to lose Moses to keep their star five-eighth.
“With the Eels when you have got a boom five-eighth and a boom halfback the cardinal sin is don’t have them both coming off-contract at the same time,” Geyer said on Triple M.
“Well the Eels have done that. Dylan Brown and Mitchell Moses are both coming off-contract at the end of 2023, so they can start talking to teams.
“The word on the street is that Dylan Brown will stay with the Parramatta Eels.
“The other word on the street is that Mitchell Moses is being hounded and hunted by both the Bulldogs and the Tigers on $1 million a year and they won’t rest until they get him.
“So Parramatta are looking very unlikely to keep both their star halves.
“It’s all about the money and money talks.”
22-year-old Brown has scored 24 tries in 82 games for the Eels since his debut in 2019 and has played five Tests for New Zealand.
28-year-old Moses has scored 35 tries and 1,078 points in 198 games for the Tigers and Eels since his debut in 2014.
UK CLUB HITS BACK AT NRL POACHERS OVER FORMER RAIDERS STAR
English Super League club the Warrington Wolves have declared that former Raiders star George Williams is not up for sale.
Williams was a stand out for England during the recent World Cup, earning himself a place in the team of the tournament at half back ahead of Nathan Cleary and Jahrome Hughes.
However according to WWOS’ The Mole a number of NRL clubs have the 28-year-old on their radar.
Either way Warrington CEO Karl Fitzpatrick is adamant that Williams isn’t going anywhere.
“George still has two years left to run on his contract with Warrington – end of story,” Fitzpatrick told WWOS.
“You don’t sell your best players and we are happy with George and he is happy with us so he is staying right here.”
During his two-year stint with the Raiders Williams scored 10 tries in 32 games after making his debut in 2020 and has played 14 tests for England.
Before heading to Canberra, Williams played for the Wigan Warriors where he scored 60 tries across 176 games.
After returning back to the UK from his time in the NRL the 28-year-old joined the Warrington Wolves and has made 31 appearances for the Super League side, scoring 11 tries over the course of two seasons.
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COWBOYS STAR TIPPED TO STAY LOYAL AMID $4.2 MILLION MEGA DEAL
Cowboys and Kangaroos forward Jeremiah Nanai is tipped to stay loyal to the Cowboys amid a $4.2 million five year mega deal from a Sydney club.
Speaking on Triple Mrugby league legend Mark Geyer believes the huge offer could be from the Eels, Sharks, Dragons or Bulldogs, but thinks the Queensland Origin star will stick with the Cowboys long-term.
“There is a Sydney club reportedly offering boom Cowboys player Jeremiah Nanai $4.2 million over a five year deal, Geyer said on Triple M.
“If you look at the Sydney clubs that have money you would think it is maybe the Eels or the Sharks or the Sea Eagles or Dragons.
“But if they could get him away form the Cowboys my goodness. He’s 19 years of age. He is a try scoring freak. He got rookie of the year last season.
“It would be a coup, but I don’t think he will leave the Cowboys. I think this is posturing from his management to try and get him some more money.”
Nanai has scored 18 tries in 27 games for the Cowboys since his debut in 2019 and has played three Origins for Queensland and two Tests for Australia to date.