St George Illawarra plans to begin contract talks with unsigned fullback Tyrell Sloan as early as next week, aiming to reduce their off-contract roster.

Sloan is one of 14 Saints players who have yet to sign a contract for 2025, while two more have mutual option clauses in place for next year.

Jaydn Su’A, Feagai brothers Max and Mat, Francis Molo, and Jack de Belin, along with Sloan, are still seeking deals for next year. Coach Shan Flanagan’s return will continue the transition period.

NEWS FLASH: Dragons beat two clubs in race to sign 21year-old star
NEWS FLASH: Dragons beat two clubs in race to sign 21year-old star

The Dragons are interested in retaining Sloan. According to News Corp, a multi-year offer worth around $500,000 per season is being discussed.

According to the publication, Sloan is expected to receive a seven-figure sum when negotiations begin next week.

Sloan, who played 23 games last year and scored 10 tries, is expected to compete for the No.1 jumper again this year as he pursues a breakout season, with his fourth season likely to begin with a starting role at fullback under Flanagan.

The Campbelltown-born 21-year-old may not be the only Dragon who could sign before the start of the new season, with the aforementioned Su’A also said to be in contract talks with the Dragons.

The St George Illawarra forward played only 13 games in the Red V last year, but he is viewed as a key piece in Flanagan’s new era of leadership.

The Dragons’ 2024 season starts with an away game against the Gold Coast Titans at Cbus Super Stadium on Saturday, March 9.

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