The Bulldogs are looking to secure their ‘long-term’ halves option Lachlan Lewis with negotiations commencing to keep the rising star.
The nephew of ‘The King’ Wally Lewis has played all three games since making his NRL debut in round 16 after being promoted from the club’s development list.
Lewis, 21, is off contract come the end of the 2018 season with the Bulldogs wanting to keep him at Belmore.
According to foxsports.com.au, the Dogs have reportedly put forward a new two-year deal, with a player option for a third, but has yet to be accepted by Lewis and his management.
Lewis’s manager Luke Lombardi told foxsports.com.au the young playmaker is in no rush to put pen to paper, but wants to remain at the kennel.
“A few clubs have reached out but nothing concrete as yet,” Lombardi said.
“For Lachlan our main goal is to remain at the Bulldogs long term.”
It is also understood Lewis has been told by Canterbury he is assured a spot in the halves for 2019, subject to staying in the blue and white and he is their long-term plan.