Bulldogs supremo Phil Gould has moved to close down rumours of a transfer for Storm enforcer Nelson Asofa-Solomona.
The Day by day Telegraph reported earlier this week that Bulldogs had been entertaining making a play for the off-contract ahead. Information of the hyperlink would have come as a shock to the Storm who farewelled fellow forwards the Bromwich brothers and Felise Kaufusi on the finish of the season
Gould, nevertheless, was having none of it.
“It’s by no means been mentioned,” Gould mentioned on Twitter when requested concerning the rumours.
“He’s a terrific participant, however Nelson has by no means as soon as been talked about on the Bulldogs.
“I don’t know who makes these things up, however they maintain doing it. They’re by no means held to any account.”
Gould then expressed his frustrations with the Bulldogs being linked to so many gamers as a mechanism to drive up participant values.
“It doesn’t concern me, nevertheless it issues rival golf equipment,” he mentioned.
“It’s completely irresponsible. Thoughts you, the entire recruitment system is flawed.
“It’s a humiliation to our code – however nobody has the braveness to repair it.”
Two golf equipment register curiosity in Sharks star
The Cronulla Sharks look set for competitors of their bid to re-sign centre Jesse Ramien with a number of golf equipment reportedly able to make a transfer.
Ramien is at the moment in negotiations with the Sharks over a brand new deal however The Day by day Telegraph stories Wests Tigers and the Dolphins have an interest.
In accordance with the report Wests Tigers assistant coach Benji Marshall, who will take over from Tim Sheens after two seasons, thinks extremely of Ramien.
The Sharks’ talks with Ramien, who comes off contract on the finish of the 2023 season, are understood to have been constructive however have grow to be drawn out because of uncertainty across the NRL wage cap.
This has doubtlessly opened the door for a cashed-up rival membership to make a big-money transfer for the 25-year-old Indigenous All Stars consultant.
A rival NRL coach instructed the Telegraph the Tigers could be out there for a top quality centre regardless of re-signing Brent Naden earlier within the yr.
The Tigers, nevertheless, had been giving nothing away when contacted by the newspaper.
“We don’t discuss participant recruitment hypothesis,” chief government Justin Pascoe mentioned.
“Our focus proper now’s making ready the squad as finest we are able to for the 2023 season.”
Initially printed as ‘Embarrassment to our code’: Gus fumes over Storm hearsay