The Broncos have given Josh Hoffman permission to speak to rival NRL clubs.
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Brisbane Broncos have given full-back Josh Hoffman permission to negotiate with other clubs despite being contracted for the 2015 NRL season.
The Courier Mail report that the Canberra Raiders will offer the 26-year-old a deal in excess of $600,000 a year.
“In fairness to Josh and Catalyst Sports Management, we feel we need to give him the opportunity to explore offers he may or may not receive from other clubs,” Broncos chief executive Paul White said in a club statement.
The Broncos have an overload of full-backs going into the 2015 season, with Raiders star Anthony Milford and Englishman Greg Eden joining Ben Barba, Justin Hodges and possibly Darius Boyd at Red Hill.
“As Josh’s preferred position is fullback, the Broncos are happy to work with his management to allow this process to take place,” White said.
“The Broncos have signalled its intention to bring Darius Boyd back to the club, but must stress that no deal has been done in this regard.
“If Josh and his management are unable to source a more suitable outcome, the Broncos will be pleased to honour his playing contact for the 2015 season.”