Canberra is decided to land a giant fish and within the NRL switch market and are hedging their bets.
The Raiders have money to splurge and the membership has made no secret of its need to land the signature of Titans star David Fifita.
The Queenslander has entered the ultimate 12 months of his monster contract with the Titans the place he turned the highest-paid ahead within the sport.
Nevertheless, he has failed to search out constant kind on the Gold Coast and is instantly a wildcard on the open market since November 1.
A stack of golf equipment are reportedly chasing his signature and the Raiders are very a lot within the hunt.
In accordance with the Sydney Morning Herald, Raiders coach Ricky Stuart met with Fifita’s administration final month.
The Day by day Telegraph’s Phil Rothfield reported on Monday the Raiders’ supply features a three-year deal value $2.7 million.
The Titans are additionally hopeful of preserving Fifita on the membership, regardless of solely providing a diminished cash deal.
The report particulars the Raiders have a back-up plan if Fifita rejects the membership and are additionally a participant within the scuffle for increase Cowboys ahead Jeremiah Nanai.
The Kangaroos consultant exploded in 2022, changing into one of many hottest forwards within the NRL.
Nanai earlier this 12 months signed a one-year extension to stay in North Queensland by means of to the top of the 2023 season. Nevertheless, he’s free to barter with rival golf equipment for 2024 and past.
It was reported final month a Sydney-based membership was getting ready to interrupt the financial institution for the 19-year-old with a suggestion value as much as $4.2 over 5 seasons.
The deal would see the 2022 Dally M Rookie of the Yr earn $800,000 per-year for 3 years earlier than incomes a pay rise for the ultimate two years of the supply.
The Titans are additionally monitoring Nanai’s state of affairs ought to Fifita elect to maneuver on from the membership.
Final season Fifita failed to succeed in the heights of his first 12 months on the Gold Coast when he scored 17 tries because the Titans went inside a move of the semi-finals.
He scored simply seven tries final season and struggled for involvement as he was shuffled to the bench at instances and misplaced his Queensland Origin jersey.
The Raiders are additionally focusing on Fifita’s accomplice, Shaylee Bent for his or her NRLW facet, which might emulate couple Millie Boyle and Adam Elliott signing for the Knights.