South Sydney are prepared to let hyped 17-year-old prospect Joseph Suaalii leave for a rival club, if they receive a star Origin player in return.
Suaalii originally signed for Souths after a battle between multiple NRL clubs and Rugby Australia to gain his services, but has decided he wants to join the Sydney Roosters from 2021.
The schoolboy has the ability to walk for free in 2022, but has requested a move before next season with one year remaining on his deal.
League great Gary Belcher says the Rabbitohs are refusing to budge unless they receive star New South Wales representative Daniel Tupou in return.
“They’re going to lose him it looks like, Suaalii in 2022,” Belcher said on Sportsday.