SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 29: Dylan Brown of the Eels Is tackled by Luke Keary of the Roosters during the round three NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium on March 29, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

The New Zealand Warriors are keen on poaching Eels young gun Dylan Brown, according to a report by The Sydney Morning Herald.

However, the 19-year old is sees his future at Parramatta.

Set to come off-contract at the end of next season, Brown will be in high demand should he remain unsigned through November 1.

The Warriors tried to snare the youngster last off-season with a deal worth over $3 million, the biggest ever offered to a player yet to play a game.

“It was definitely new and got my name out there a bit,” Brown told The Sydney Morning Herald.

“It just shows you what can happen overnight, the amount of reach it can get to. I know how to handle myself now, what to say and what not to say to keep out of trouble.”

The Eels were the only ever club to show interest in the Auckland product, which could vastly boost the chances of him staying loyal to the Sydney club.

“The first and only one,” Brown said.

“There was never really a door open for me. Parramatta was the only club that liked me, so I decided to jump onto them and here I am now.

“[Coach] Brad [Arthur] has obviously talked about me being a long-term half. I know that Parra is a good place to stay. I will leave all the work to my manager.”

Asked if he would be keen to remain at Parramatta, Brown said: “Yeah, I’m comfortable here. This is the first club that wanted me, I have that respect for them and likewise they have respect for me.

“Hopefully I can stick around for a long while. [Moses’ re-signing] helps, he’s the first halfback I’ve played with in first grade. We both complement each other’s games, I feel. Him being here for a while makes it more comfortable for me to make my decision.”


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