Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk
Luke Brooks has proven quite the opinion splitting topic for many in recent times, with many being critical of his form whenever the Wests Tigers start to slide down the ladder.
However, that may come to an end soon as a report has emerged that Brooks could be leaving the club very soon.
Channel Nine’s Danny Weidler appeared on 2GB radio earlier today and reported that the Tigers halfback has been shopped around by his manager.
“I know as of this week people representing him [Brooks] are offering him to other Sydney clubs,” said Weidler.
“That’s not a good sign for Luke Brooks, I don’t know if this is behind the Tigers’ back or not, but clubs have been offered Luke Brooks for next year and beyond, even though he’s on contract.”
Brooks is on a reported $850,000 a season until the end of 2023, so if the 26-year-old is to leave the Wests Tigers at the end of this season, the club would have to have knowledge of this situation that is believed to be occurring.
Brooks' management are reportedly hunting a new home for the Tiger… 🤨🐯
— NRL on Nine (@NRLonNine) August 21, 2021
In 2021, Brooks has scored a try, assisted 16, made nine line-break assists, averaged 100 running metres per game and made 395 tackles for an efficiency rate of 87% so far.
The main Sydney club that may be displayed an interest would have to be the Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs, as they have been searching for a halfback to partner with the incoming Matt Burton in 2022.
Recently, they have been linked with a move for Mitchell Pearce, although he is not off contract until the end of next season.
Another club that may be after Brooks’ services are the Cronulla Sutherland Sharks, who have recently lost halfback Shaun Johnson back to the Warriors in 2022, and are in need of someone to partner Nicho Hynes.
If either club were to land Brooks, they would be receiving an experienced campaigner and a former Dally M Halfback of the Year at a good price, as the Tigers would likely still be paying for a percentage of his contract until the end of the 2023 NRL season.