Management team of star fullback already talking to the club about an extension.
He might be under contract for another year and-a-half but that has not stepped Jarryd Hayne’s management from exploring the chance the Eels could secure him for at least four years.
Hayne is once again in sizzling form and has been a big reason why the Eels do not find themselves rooted to the bottom of the NRL ladder.
And his form in sky blues for New South Wales was instrumental in his state breaking through for the first Origin win in eight seasons.
Now Hayne’s management want to turn all of that buzz around him into dollars.
“If I wanted to go, I’d be long gone,” Hayne stressed.
“What he (coach Brad Arthur) is building and the way he is coaching, I think he has a huge amount of talent as a coach,” Hayne said.
“He can read the game and reads the plays.
“For us, we want to make the finals. You look at the game on the weekend (versus Newcastle), we didn’t have a finals attitude and we should have wrapped that game up.
“If we had a better mentality and more experience we would have won. We went close, don’t get me wrong.
“We are definitely still in the hunt. We just need to find a bit of rhythm, that’s all we are lacking. We are a good team but not a great team at the moment.”
Hayne was asked about Krisnan Inu rejoining the Eels, and while he said he had spoken to the former Kiwi international he did not shed any light on if the Bulldogs back was considering jumping ship.