With James Tedesco arriving, Daniel Tupou reportedly agreed to terms, and Joseph Manu and Latrell Mitchell expected to be the centres of the future; it’s expected that at least one member of the Roosters star-studded backline will have to move on. And Blake Ferguson hopes it isn’t him.
According to Fox Sports, the Roosters centre/winger has indicated that he wants to meet with Roosters boss Nick Politis next week, with a view to sorting out his future.
“I said I wanted to do (the contract) before the Origin series,” Ferguson said. “Now it’s probably going to be mid (or) end.”
The former Raiders star has been enjoying a career renaissance at the Roosters, and as a current Origin and Test representative, his value has never been higher. However, with his future at the club likely to be as a winger (at best), he’s likely to be able to earn more money elsewhere.
“I want to stay at the Roosters, but I’m keeping my options open,” he said.
“At the end of the day, I’ve got to look after my family. I know it’s probably going to be one of my last contracts. I don’t want to leave the Roosters, it would be sad, but I want to stay.”
Ferguson is off contract at season’s end, as well as other Roosters outside backs Michael Gordon and Shaun Kenny-Dowall.
Ferguson has played 152 first grade games for the Roosters, Raiders and Sharks, 4 Origins for New South Wales, and 7 Tests for Australia.
He’s #15 on The Obstruction Rule’s Free Agent Top 100.