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Former reported Leeds Rhinos transfer target expected to make move with family ties

Kyle Flanagan is a player who seems to be persistently rumoured to be making a move.

The halfback made a splash at Sydney Roosters as the man tipped to replace Cooper Cronk and in 2020 delivered World Club Challenge success to the Roosters against St Helens at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Flanagan would then go on to join Canterbury Bulldogs but whilst at the Bulldogs has been linked with moves to Super League.

At one stage, when Leeds Rhinos were looking for a new coach, it was rumoured that the Rhinos would go for Flanagan and his dad Shane Flanagan who led the Cronulla Sharks to Grand Final glory in 2016.

However, Gary Hetherington, who was looking for a coach in Australia, ultimately selected Rohan Smith for the Head Coach role in a stroke of genius as he led Leeds to an unlikely Grand Final.

Flanagan was also linked with a move to Hull FC following the departure of Josh Reynolds who himself has returned to the Bulldogs.

Flanagan is one of the many NRL players who has entered the final year of his current contract and could therefore negotiate with new clubs from November 1st about a potential move to a new club.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the Bulldogs are content with letting Flanagan leave for 2024 and it’s been suggested that he’s relying on his dad’s links to get a move.

The Sydney Morning Herald has suggested that a move to St George Illawarra Dragons or Manly Sea Eagles could subsequently happen due to the fact his father Flanagan recently made the move from St George to Manly.

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