Dom Young’s superb performances in the Rugby League World Cup only further sparked the interest from other clubs in the NRL in his signature.
The former Huddersfield Giants man stirred up talk about his quality when he devastated Fiji in Shaun Wane’s warm-up clash prior to signing a world class brace against Samoa in the opening game of the tournament.
On the back of a superb NRL season as he scored tries for fun for Newcastle Knights after a season developing in 2021, this shot Young into the headlines.
There was plenty of interest in Young before this, but this exponentially increased as he shone in the World Cup scoring four tries in 40 minutes against Greece after a 100 metre try against France.
Serious About Rugby League previously revealed that the likes of The Dolphins, Melbourne Storm and the Canberra Raiders had an interest in him alongside five Sydney based clubs.
On November 1st, he entered the last 12 months of his current deal allowing other clubs to negotiate with him.
However, according to the Newcastle Herald, his current club the Newcastle Knights are set to make a big play to secure his services moving forward.
They could offer around $400,000 to lock up the winger and talks have been furthered between the Knights and Young and his management.
However, Serious About Rugby League understands that no decision has been made yet.
In fact, it is unlikely to be decided any time soon.
That’s because Young won’t be back until 28th December. This could therefore delay any decision until after Christmas.
Making a decision will be made harder with the Daily Telegraph revealing that he is the most in demand player in the NRL right now ahead of the likes of Mitchell Moses and Dylan Brown as thy revealed Sydney Roosters, South Sydney Rabbitohs, Cronulla and others are interested in him.
In fact they claim that up to nine clubs are chasing him.
They said: “The Roosters like the idea of adding Young to their already potent backline. Rabbitohs coach Jason Demetriou is a huge fan of Young‘s size and speed, believing that he could easily transition to the centres.
“The Bulldogs feel the same way, believing that a 2024 backline of Josh Addo-Carr, Bronson Xerri, Jacob Kiraz, Young and potentially Crichton would be lethal.
“Cronulla are keeping their eye on Young in case centre Jesse Ramien doesn’t accept an offer that’s been before him for several weeks now.
“The Cowboys and Storm believe their willingness to move the ball would suit Young‘s strike power.”