The Broncos look to lose their Lockyer prodigy.
Corey Norman has been hailed as Brisbane’s next Darren Lockyer and, despite his youth, the future No.9 has already shown himself to be a player of immense potential.
According to Fox Sports, the Brisbane Broncos could lose their young-gun star to the Parramatta Eels who are attempting to lure Norman away with a huge $400,000 contract.
Brisbane may have undone themselves after chasing NRL star Johnathan Thurston who signed a four year contract with the North Queensland Cowboys.
Norman is expected to announce he will join the Eels in 2014 when his one year contract with the Broncos ends.
The loss of the 21-yea-old would be a huge loss to the Broncos who are struggling to find a competent halves pairing since the departure of captain and superstar player Lockyer.
The Broncos recruitment plan has been to retain their young rising stars while they grow and mature as a team, but the they will have a tough fight to retain Norman who would be able to play his preferred position at the Eels.
Currently Norman has been shifted to fullback to make room for recent Titans-signing Scott Prince who started the NRL season alongside Peter Wallace.
The Brisbane team are not commenting on the possible defection but believe they are still a possibility to retain Norman as negotiations continue.