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Maloney eyes Super League switch

James Maloney has expressed a desire to finish his career in Super League, according to Wide World of Sport.

The 32-year-old’s manager Wayne Beavis has offered him to Super League club’s for the 2020 season, despite his current deal with Penrith running until the end of next year.

However, the Panthers are believed to be willing to release Maloney from the final year of his deal if he can agree terms with an English team.

There are currently few marquee player spots available in Super League but the playmaker has told his manager to test the water in the hopes of finding a lucrative contract.

Despite his age, Maloney is still the Panthers linchpin and has all the qualities of a top class half-back, having previously won NRL titles with Cronulla Sharks and Sydney Roosters.

He also has three caps for Australia and has appeared 12 times for New South Wales, amassing well over 1,500 career points mostly through his expert goal-kicking ability.

Whether he can find a deal in Super League next season remains to be seen, but there is no doubting he would add quality to any team in the English game.

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