Sydney Roosters Training Session
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31: Terrell May passes during a Sydney Roosters NRL training session at Moore Park on May 31, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

The Penrith Panthers have reportedly not given up on the idea of signing Sydney Roosters' gun youngster Terrell May for 2023.

The prop is off-contract at the end of 2022, but it has been speculated that he has been offered a three-year extension by the Roosters - one which he is apparently on the verge of signing.

That doesn't mean it's a done deal though, despite what both May and Trent Robinson made noise about following his successful NRL debut.

It was a debut, which funnily enough came against the Panthers, that May had earnt through excellent numbers in the NSW Cup.

Playing eight games at reserve grade level in the run up to his debut, he averages 170 metres per contest and has made 235 tackles with almost 97 per cent efficiency.

He hasn't had the same minutes in first-grade, but has turned into an impact force off the bench for Trent Robinson as he looks to iron out the problems with the Roosters, who are currently sitting in ninth place on the NRL table, well below expectations that were painted of the club in the pre-season.

According to Wide World of Sports' The Mole, the Panthers are looking at May as an option to head to the foot of the mountains in 2023.

It wouldn't be out of the question either, given brother Taylan May is still at Penrith, and his other brother Tyrone was with the club before heading to the south of France this year where he has linked up with the Catalan Dragons.

Penrith are in a well-known salary cap squeeze, and while their own development program bears plenty of fruit for the club, the signing of May would be one which they'd hope to get done cheaply, should they chase his services.

A depth option, he would move into a forward pack behind Moses Leota and James Fisher-Harris, but alongside the likes of Spencer Leniu and Scott Sorensen, as well as the yet to be re-signed Matt Eisenhuth.