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Transfer rumours around Leeds Rhinos star player discussed

Leeds Rhinos Brodie Croft

The Sky Sports commentary team have had their say on rumours linking Leeds Rhinos star Brodie Croft with a return to the NRL.

Croft only joined the Rhinos prior to this season from Salford Red Devils, but reports in Australia have suggested he is being lined up for a move to Gold Coast Titans/

Comments from agent Chris Orr have ignited the rumours, as he told the Daily Telegraph that his client Croft “absolutely has NRL aspirations and has got NRL options in his contract every year”.

The report in the Telegraph also states that the Titans did attempt to sign Croft prior to him joining Leeds ahead of the current season.

Brodie Croft linked with NRL return

Brodie Croft

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Speaking about the rumours, Sky Sports pundit Jon Wilkin played down the chances of Croft returning to the NRL stating that it’s merely “his agent talking him up”.

Wilkin was referring to Orr’s comments in which he suggested Croft “had regained his running game and become one of the most lethal runners in Super League.

Orr continued: “He’s won the Man of Steel and could win it again this year. He is playing his best football.”

After Wilkin had implied that the comments were made in a bid to try get his player a move back to the NRL, Sky Sports presenter Brian Carney rubbished the suggestions Croft was in good form at the moment.

“They were the words of his agent but in my opinion, I don’t think Brodie Croft is anywhere near his best this season,” said Carney.

Croft to sign for Gold Coast Titans?

Former Man of Steel Brodie Croft is one of Leeds Rhinos key signings for 2024.

Credit: Matthew Merrick

The Titans are experiencing problems in the halves but it seems unlikely Croft will be making the move there anytime soon.

Carney is accurate in saying Croft has not reached the level he did at Salford during his Leeds career so far, with Rhinos fans hoping to see more from the playmaker in the coming weeks and months.

Croft himself will be eager to improve his form at Headingley and given Leeds paid a reported £300,000 for him and Andy Ackers, the Rhinos won’t let the Australian go cheap.

The only way Croft leaves Leeds is if the Titans open up the chequebook and even then, it’s hard to envisage that happening before the end of the season, most likely, not at all.

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