NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07: Corey Oates of the Broncos is tackled during the round five NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Brisbane Broncos at McDonald Jones Stadium on April 7, 2018 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Off-contract Broncos winger Corey Oates has revealed that four clubs are interested in recruiting him, including the Dragons and Titans.

The 23-year old switched management mid-season which delayed contract talks, but now that Brisbane’s campain is officially over, negotiations are set to reopen.

And Oates confirmed that there was no shortage of suitors for his services.

“There’s obviously a few clubs out there that are interested,” Oates told League Life.

“It’s been a tough year for me with the contract and leaving my manager.

“That was something I didn’t think was going to escalate so much. I didn’t think it was going to drag on for as long as it did. That sort of surprised me a lot and shocked me.

“I haven’t really had many formal offers.”

Oates reportedly turned down a deal north of $800,000 per season from the Bulldogs, who were said to have offered him a spot in his preferred back row position.

But the Queensland Origin flyer has downplayed the offer.

“That was just an email with what they were looking at paying me and it was nowhere near what the papers were saying, I can tell you that much.

“But otherwise I haven’t really received any other formal offers from other clubs at the moment.”

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Oates admitted to recieving previous interest from the rival Queensland clubs, but is unsure of who is currently in the market.

“There has been interest. Titans, I think yes. Cowboys, there was a bit of interest, but I think they’ve gone shopping elsewhere, I’m not too sure.

“It’s scary for me, but also exciting because I’m starting to feel like I’m getting a lot better with my football and preparing a lot better.

“It’s a big year coming up next year, and it’s a big part of your career (at age) 24, 25, 26.”

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  1. No where in any of his quotes above did he “reveal” that the Dragons are “interested in recruiting him”.

    Sad click bait – Fake news.

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