Off-contract Wests Tigers centre Chris Lawrence has expressed his desire to remain a one-club player as he continues to weigh up his options beyond this season.
Lawrence, who has played 90 first-grade games since making his debut as a fresh-faced 18-year-old, has begun discussions with the joint-venture club.
The Test centre will have no problems finding a new home in the NRL if he is unable to strike a deal with the Tigers.
But the 22-year-old made it clear his preference is to remain alongside team-mates Benji Marshall and Robbie Farah for many seasons to come.
“If I had the opportunity to I’d definitely like to be a one-club man,” Lawrence said.
“I respect and admire all those players that do play at the one club and if I was lucky enough to have that opportunity I would love that.”
“I’m in talks at the moment about what we’re going to do so hopefully that doesn’t linger around too long and we can get it sorted out.”
“My main motivation is to try and play well and get the Tigers a win and then my personal goal is to play rep footy.”
“If I’m doing that then hopefully the contract will sort itself out.”