Cowboys fullback wants to resolve his future in the next fortnight.
North Queensland star Matt Bowen wants to nail down what could be his last contract in the game within the next fortnight with his management set to team to meet with club offcials.
Speculation has lasted for months as to where the 31-year-old will most likely play out the rest of his career, with the Cowboys, other NRL clubs and the Super League in England said to be interested.
The loyal star of the North Queensland side said he would prefer to stay with his current teammates, but if he does not relieve a deal soon, he might consider his options elsewhere.
Bowen was once considered one of the most dazzling attacking players in the NRL, with his speed off the mark and elusive running lines making him a deadly sidekick to Jonathan Thurston.
However, a slew of injuries and major knee operations have taken away some of the spark and caused some doubts about his future as a mid-level signing.
The former Maroons star said he was keen to use the second half of the NRL season as a chance to show his critics he is still one of the best fullbacks in the competition.
“I know it hasn’t been my best season, but I feel my body is good now,” Bowen said.
“It has been a tough year here.
“My body felt pretty good after the last game (against Sea Eagles). I’m really looking forward to playing the Broncos because it will be a huge game for us.
“The season isn’t over for us.”
Bowen was impressive in his latest injury set-back, helping the Cowboys to a 34-14 win over Manly and he will play his second game back in the Queensland derby against Brisbane.
North Queensland were tipped to be one of the teams to beat this season, but after 19 rounds they are floundering in 13th place with just six wins.