Blake Ferguson should sign for Parramatta Eels.
That’s according to the Daily Telegraph which has revealed that the former NRL star winger, who is currently playing bush footy with Thirlmere Old Boys, should sign for his old side.
Ferguson had been linked with a Super League club – thought to be Warrington Wolves – as well as Leigh Centurions who were supposedly looking at bringing in the winger in a bid to earn promotion to Super League.
Ferguson once had the NRL world at his feet after storming onto the scene as a fleet-footed, tough-as-boots winger.
But, at the end of the 2021 NRL season, Ferguson was let go by the Parramatta Eels after three seasons, scoring 24 tries in 57 games, and helping the club to the finals in all three years.
The 31-year-old had decided to swap codes and give the 15-a-side code a try, signing for the NEC Green Rockets in Japan Rugby League One, but that move was vetoed by the club in the light of those events.
“Blake Ferguson, a contract player belonging to NEC Green Rockets Tokatsu, was arrested on December 30 on suspicion of possessing illegal drugs,” the club said.
“We deeply apologise for causing a great deal of concern and inconvenience to everyone involved.
Ferguson had played almost 250 games in the NRL with spells at Cronulla Sharks, Canberra Raiders, Sydney Roosters and finally Parramatta, but he plied his trade for local side Thirlmere Old Boys at the weekend.
Parramatta still has money left in its salary cap and the Eels are desperately short for wingers with Sean Russell, Maika Sivo, Haze Dunster and Waqa Blake all sidelined with injuries.