A surprise new club has come in for Brisbane Broncos centre Herbie Farnworth.
The 22-year-old is off contract at the conclusion of the 2022 season and the Parramatta Eels have expressed interest in bringing the Englishman to the club, according to News Corp,
Broncos boss Ben Ikin knows that Farnworth will be in demand, but hopes to secure his services moving forward.
“It depends how much the other clubs will be prepared to bid for Herbie, but he’s a guy we want to keep,” Ikin said to News Corp.
“We have a number of good young players coming off-contract and ideally you want to keep all the players you feel are an important part of what you are trying to build.
“We understand there are market forces out there that impact on what you are trying to do. That’s what happens in an industry governed by the salary cap.
“Herbie is a very good NRL player. He is a terrific ball runner, every week and every season he continues to play, he keeps learning and growing.
“He is right at the start of his journey and he is showing us a lot of good stuff. I have no doubt there will be a whole host of clubs looking to have a crack at him.”
The Dolphins have been one of the clubs most interested in signing Farnworth, but there has also been interest from rugby union clubs in the UK.