A day after The Sydney Morning Herald’s Michael Chammas revealed the Eels have been working the telephones in pursuit of a fullback « gamebreaker » or « X-factor », he reported on 9’s 100% Footy on Monday night time that Parramatta was enquiring about luring Campbell away from the Gold Coast mid-contract.
Gutherson gave the Eels his blessing when membership powerbrokers knowledgeable him they’d hit the market, Chammas mentioned.
Gallen was crucial of the Eels’ pursuit of Campbell when Chammas dropped his identify on the 100% Footy desk.
« Younger Campbell? » Gallen mentioned.
« Is he nearly as good as Gutho? »
Gould defended the incumbent Parramatta fullback, who’s additionally a co-captain alongside Junior Paulo.
« I am not saying you are not proper, however I simply cannot imagine it, » Gallen mentioned.
« I imply, he is 28 turning 29. He is nonetheless received one other two or three years at his peak. I imply, between 28 and 32 might be the place you are at your peak.
« And I imply, let’s take into consideration the top-notch fullbacks on the market. We’re speaking about Latrell Mitchell, Turbo (Tom Trbojevic), (James) Tedesco and possibly (Ryan) Papenhuyzen. They don’t seem to be leaving their golf equipment. Their golf equipment should not letting them go. »
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Parramatta is on the hunt for an additional fullback regardless of re-signing Gutherson on a big-money deal in November 2021.
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The previous New South Wales Blues consultant is contracted to the Eels till the top of 2025 on a deal mentioned to be price $850,000 per 12 months.
Campbell, the son of 2001 Dally M Medal winner Preston Campbell, has performed 25 NRL video games since being known as up for his first-grade debut in 2021.
The 23-year-old speedster began on the bench within the first 4 rounds of this season, however is more likely to this week be named within the Titans’ 17 resulting from accidents suffered by fullback AJ Brimson (hamstring) and five-eighth Kieran Foran (calf).
Campbell is contracted to the Titans till the top of 2024.
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