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St Helens set to move for NRL star ahead of 2024?

St Helens are still in the market to sign a centre ahead of the 2024 season and have been linked with very many.

Justin Olam was a name many felt would be seen in a St Helens shirt in 2024 but that seems unlikely now.

The Saints have been linked with a vast array of targets but have yet to secure a replacement for Will Hopoate with Konrad Hurrell looking likely to start the season as right centre.

However, the club could still move for prior Super League target Euan Aitken. The Dolphins centre was linked with a move to Super League earlier in 2024 but didn’t make the move.

However, out of contract at the end of next year, his release can be easily sourced for a small fee and there is a lot of competition in this area at the Dolphins.

So, could he be tempted to join St Helens and pursue a Super League title? It would be a good move all round but would see Aitken leave a squad dead set on earning a play-off spot.

“It was different watching (the finals), hoping to play there this year,” teammate Jesse Bromwich said.

“I did miss it, obviously when you’re watching everyone else play, you feel like you want to be out there, so will be keen to try and rectify that for this coming year.

“It does make you it make you hungrier, but we have confidence to get there.

“That’s definitely where we’re trying to get to and from the year we had last year, I think there’s a lot of improvement in us and with the list we’ve got – and hopefully everyone’s staying healthy – that’s definitely on the radar.

“There’s still a buzz around this place and I think the part where it does feel like it’s been a bit settled is we’ve got the way we want to attack and the way we’d like to defend, so in terms of footy, the training sessions has been feeling like we sort of know what we’re doing now and we can hone in on those aspects of our game and take it to another level.”

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