News broke recently that Wests Tigers cult hero, and try scoring enigma, Alex Twal may be on the look out for a new club soon.

Reportedly he has been given permission to explore his options elsewhere.

As with when any player either comes off contract, or is given supposed permission to look around, he has been linked to a host of clubs.

For the record, I believe this is a smart move on the Tigers behalf. They need to prioritise their younger, higher up-side middles with a look to the future.

With the greatest of respects to Twal, who had a more than solid season, he'll have to make his next move knowing that the Tigers have deemed him excess to requirements.

With that in mind, we look to five potential landing spots for the super popular 27 year-old:

3. St George Illawarra Dragons

To put it nicely, I believe the Dragons could use some fresh blood in their middle stocks.

The Dragons pack struggled big time in 2023 and although Twal isn't exactly a word beater, he walks onto any bench the Dragons named this year.

I have no doubt in the world that Shane Flanagan is looking to add to his squad for next year.

Twal's signing would add a hard working middle who you can trust on and off the park. Right now that is right up the Dragons alley.

You could not convince me that the Dragons would be under any real cap pressure. I'd suggest they could fit Twal in quite easily and have him ready for pre-season training by November.

Blake Lawrie was magnificent this year and justly won the club's player of the year award. I don't think it's unfair to say he needs a little more help.

Twal would instantly improve the Dragons bench, while you could talk me into starting him.

I would be shocked if his name hasn't been mentioned in Dragons circles.