It was confirmed over the weekend that Hayne’s sojourn with the San Francisco 49ers of the NFL was coming to an end shortly.
Hayne is set to play rugby union sevens for Fiji, in the hope of making that nation’s Olympic Games squad for Rio.
But ‘GI’ wants to see Hayne back in rugby league.
“There is no doubt he is a great talent, our game is about showcasing great talent, so in the future I would like to see him back in the NRL,” Inglis said, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
“But at the moment he has made his choice about going to rugby union and I wish him all the best of luck.
“He obviously wants to go and play in the Olympics but if we [rugby league] can fit him on the books, sure.”
His manager, Wayne Beavis, has acknowledged that returning to the NRL one day is a possibility for Hayne.
“We haven’t had a chance to talk about plan B but I’m sure there will be no lack of opportunities for him should he come back to Australia and want to play rugby league again or rugby union,” Beavis told Triple M.
“Every club would love to have him. But it’s never been a plan B because our first option was to succeed in the NFL.”