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Scotland international linked with Super League move set for huge transfer

Euan Aitken has been linked with a move to Super League

The Super League transfer market is currently red hot, as sides put their plans for 2025 into action. The market for outside backs is particularly active, with a number of big moves being completed, and several more rumoured to follow. 

A number of big names in the NRL have reportedly hit the open market in recent weeks. Ken Maumalo is reportedly available for transfer, as is experienced winger Maika Sivo. Wests Tigers are also reportedly set to release utility back, Brent Naden, in an attempt to reduce their salary cap, with Naden being offered to Super League clubs.

Euan Aitken is another back who is set to hit the market. The five-time Scotland international currently plays for the Dolphins, however, his contract is set to expire at the end of the current NRL season, and Aitken is reportedly set to become available.

He was previously linked with a move to the Catalans Dragons, as he was offered to Super League clubs in 2023. Now, reports have given a major hint to where he will play next season.

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Super League-linked winger set for 2025 transfer

Euan Aitken scoring for Scotland against New Zealand in 2016. Credit: Imago Images

According to Zero Tackle, Aitken is unlikely to make the move to Super League for 2025 when his contract expires with the Dolphins. The report states that Aitken is likely to join former England head coach, Wayne Bennett, at the South Sydney Rabbitohs, linking up with Lewis Dodd.

“It comes after his current coach Wayne Bennett also confirmed he will join the embattled South Sydney club from the start of 2025 recently, with his own deal at the Dolphins expiring.

“Bennett will be replaced by Kristian Woolf at the Dolphins from the start of next season, and News Corp are reporting the NRL’s latest expansion club could only offer Aitken a one-year extension.

“It’s believed Aitken wanted longer than that on his next deal, and will chase it at South Sydney, who are currently anchored to the bottom of the NRL ladder after 12 rounds of the 2024 campaign.

“The report suggests Aitken may well sign a deal of up to three seasons at the now Maroubra-based club to continue his career.”

The move will disappoint a number of Super League clubs, who were interested in bringing in Aitken last year. However, hope springs eternal until a transfer is officially announced.

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