‘He has been discussed’ – NRL coach confirms interest in Salford Red Devils star

Josh McAllister
Brodie Croft: One NRL head coach has confirmed his interest in the reigning Man of Steel. Photo by James Heaton/News Images.

Brodie Croft: The reigning Man of Steel - Photo by James Heaton/News Images.

Salford Red Devils star and reigning Super League Man of Steel Brodie Croft is on the potential recruitment list for NRL side Wests Tigers.  

Croft, 25, has reignited his career since his move to the Salford Stadium ahead of the 2022 campaign, having endured some miserable seasons in the NRL with both Melbourne Storm and Brisbane Broncos.

There is a known NRL clause in Croft’s current contract, as reported by Examiner Live – although clubs would have to meet the demand of Salford’s transfer fee, believed to be a six-figure sum.

The Australian playmaker signed a historic long-term contract with the Red Devils earlier this season, although the initial contract is reported to last until 2027, with the option to activate the extension.

Croft enjoyed a fine debut season in Super League, contributing to 32 tries and winning the prestigious Man of Steel award over Wigan’s Jai Field and St Helens superstar Jack Welsby.

He was also named in the Super League Dream Team at the end of the season alongside Salford team-mates Ken Sio and Tim Lafai.

In the current season, Croft has produced 15 assists in 16 Super League appearances, alongside three tries.

Speaking to AAP’s George Clarke, Wests Tigers head coach Tim Sheens admitted Croft was on the potential recruitment list for their 2024 campaign.

The NRL strugglers, who currently sit at the bottom of the ladder, will lose star play-maker Luke Brooks at the end of the season to Manly Sea Eagles, while the club are expected to undergo a massive clear-out at the end of the year, including playmakers Brandon Wakeham and Adam Doueihi.

Wests Tigers confirm interest in Brodie Croft

“He has been discussed and there’s a lot of halves being discussed that we are looking at both here and in England,” Sheens told AAP.

“I don’t want to start discussing if, whats and maybes in that area.

“Once we do something we’ll let you know.

“We want an experienced head.

“We do need an organiser who can run the game for us.”

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