Phil Gould has let slip rumours of a participant swap being mentioned by Manly and the Wests Tigers.
Gould was responding to stories his personal membership, Canterbury, had met with consultant prop Alex Twal this week.
Twal was seen assembly with Bulldogs coach Cameron Ciraldo, as first reported by Extensive World of Sports activities on Tuesday.
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The Lebanese star is contracted to the Tigers for subsequent season however the membership is not standing in his manner if he can discover a deal elsewhere.
“Our coach spoke to him this week,” Gould confirmed on Extensive World of Sports activities’ Six Tackles with Gus podcast.
“There’s very, little or no on the market in the marketplace, so I assume when a participant like that comes in the marketplace you have to do your due diligence and have a chat, so the coach went and had a chat this week.
“In a world with cell phones and cameras somebody needed to take a photograph of it and ship it to the media.”
However in confirming Ciraldo met with Twal, Gould revealed the Sea Eagles are suggesting a participant swap with the Tigers.
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The Tigers have beforehand been concerned in participant swaps between golf equipment, most notably taking Harry Grant for the 2020 season which successfully launched his NRL profession earlier than he returned to the Storm.
“I feel Manly and the Tigers are discussing maybe a commerce, or a swap, with Alex,” Gould mentioned.
“We’ll know extra subsequent week what his intentions are, and we have got to resolve whether or not that is proper for us as effectively.
“Alex has to resolve whether or not that is proper for him.”
The Tigers collected the wood spoon this season, whereas the Bulldogs and Sea Eagles additionally missed finals.