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‘Eight or nine clubs’ in race to sign Kiwi international

Parramatta Eels star Dylan Brown is being pursued by ‘eight or nine clubs’, according to reports in Australia.

Brown was key in taking his side to the NRL Grand Final last season and he also played as the starting stand-off for the New Zealand Kiwis at the recently finished World Cup.

Despite only being 22, Brown has already played 82 games for the Eels and looks set to be a key building block for the future, but they face a fight to keep hold of their playmaker.

Brown’s contract runs out in 2023, leaving the Eels in a difficult situation with half-back partner Mitchell Moses also subject to a huge pursuit by his former club Wests Tigers, as reported here.

Both players, whose contracts are in the final year, find themselves on the NRL’s open market meaning rival clubs have the chance to discuss contract terms with them for the 2024 season onwards. 

Brown’s manager, Gavin Orr, was speaking to Wide World of Sports, as reported by The Mole, when commenting on Brown’s situation.

“There are eight or nine clubs after Dylan so there is a lot to consider,” said Brown.

“He will just sit back and see how things go over the next few weeks and months.”

With over half of the league pursuing the talented stand-off, it’s fair to assume that at least one side will make Brown a tempting offer.

As of now he’ll be recovering from his endeavours in England, but there will certainly be one eye on his future with the majority of the interested parties believed to be teams who finished in the top 10 of the NRL last season.

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