Jayden Sullivan has requested an immediate release from St George Illawarra.
The membership’s determination to re-sign Ben Hunt on a two-year deal has successfully blocked Sullivan’s pathway on the joint-venture outfit, prompting him to ask to exit instantly regardless of being contracted till the top of 2025.
The rising playmaker is anticipated to search a brand new residence at Canterbury, the place he’s earmarked to be the long-term halves companion of Matt Burton. Burton, off contract on the finish of subsequent season, has given the strongest indication yet that he wants to remain at Belmore long run.
The Herald revealed in May that Sullivan was on the Bulldogs’ radar and the membership is anticipated to make a play for him ought to he come onto the open market.
The Dragons have a surplus of halves with Sullivan, Hunt and Junior Amone on their books. In an intriguing twist, one of many Red V powerbrokers who will resolve Sullivan’s destiny is recruiter Shane Flanagan, the daddy of Bulldogs No.7 Kyle Flanagan.
Should Sullivan be launched, it once more clouds the youthful Flanagan’s future at Canterbury.
St George Illawarra chairman Dean Young informed the Herald final month that Sullivan’s development would benefit from staying put and studying from Hunt.
“It’s a good opportunity for Sullivan, if Ben re-signs, to learn from him,” Young mentioned on the time.