Super League clubs circling Bradford Bulls rising star, transfer fee revealed; Championship side keen to retain youngster

Josh McAllister
Myles Lawford has been linked with SEVEN Super League clubs. Photo by News Images LTD / Alamy Stock Photo.

Myles Lawford has been linked with SEVEN Super League clubs. Photo by News Images LTD / Alamy Stock Photo.

Bradford Bulls are keen on retaining rising star Myles Lawford, with the Telegraph & Argus reporting that several Super League clubs are interested in the half-back.

Journalist Nathan Atkinson reported on the teenager’s future earlier this month, having been playing on loan at Hunslet in League 1 in the 2023 campaign.

Seven top flight clubs are said to be chasing the 19-year-old, with a transfer fee of around £40,000 required for his signature according to the reports.

Previously asked about the speculation, interim boss Lee Greenwood told the Telegraph and Argus: “I’ve no idea and all I can control is Myles’ development.

“As for what happens with Myles beyond this year, those are bigger conversations to be had at the club that are beyond my remit.”

Bradford Bulls CEO on Myles Lawford future

Bradford CEO Jason Hirst has rubbished any reports that a deal has already been done between the club and a Super League team for Lawford, admitting the Bulls are keen on retaining the player.

The Championship side will lose highly-rated youngster George Flanagan Jr to Huddersfield at the end of the season, having been loaned back to the club following his four-year deal at the John Smith’s Stadium in December 2022.

Talented duo Billy Jowitt and Jayden Myers have committed their futures to Bradford, with Hirst also eager to retain Lawford beyond the current campaign.


He told Atkinson: “It’s not true that Myles has gone, and we’re in negotiations with him right now about extending his stay.

“Others are interested in him though, including those clubs from Super League.

“We’ve shown our commitment to the club’s youngsters by handing new deals top players like Billy Jowitt and Jayden Myers.

“We will always try and retain our best players but the reality is not as simple as that. Look at Kai Pearce-Paul and Will Pryce leaving Super League clubs for example.

“If we have a player who’s got an offer from Super League, we wouldn’t stand in their way if they wanted to better themselves and try playing top-flight rugby league, as it wouldn’t be morally right.

“Once a player decides he wants to go, you can argue you’ve lost him anyway.”

Bradford have bolstered their squad throughout the season in their push for promotion back to Super League, including the signings of James Segeyaro, Lee Gaskell, Jason Baitieri and Jorge Taufua.

Hirst confirmed the club are continuing to look into the market ahead of next week’s transfer deadline in their final push.

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