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 evening 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 that they had hit the market, Chammas stated.
Gallen was crucial of the Eels’ pursuit of Campbell when Chammas dropped his title on the 100% Footy desk.
“Younger Campbell?” Gallen stated.
“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 consider it,” Gallen stated.
“I imply, he is 28 turning 29. He is nonetheless bought 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 perhaps (Ryan) Papenhuyzen. They are not leaving their golf equipment. Their golf equipment aren’t 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 tip of 2025 on a deal stated to be value $850,000 per 12 months.
Campbell, the son of 2001 Dally M Medal winner Preston Campbell, has performed 25 NRL video games since being referred to 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 attributable to accidents suffered by fullback AJ Brimson (hamstring) and five-eighth Kieran Foran (calf).
Campbell is contracted to the Titans till the tip of 2024.
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