Eels star Jarryd Hayne could receive a lifeline from the Wests Tigers for the 2019 NRL season.
Hayne continues to sweat on his playing career at Parramatta after not receiving a new contract for 2019 and beyond, with his options becoming limited every passing day.
At 30 years of age, Hayne has come to terms with possibly departing the Eels after what has been a frustrating battle to earn a contract extension.
Parramatta return to pre-season training on Thursday, but given Hayne is yet to agree to a new deal with the club, he will not be partaking in the session.
Tigers chief executive officer Justin Pascoe has left the door slightly open for Hayne stating the club as the salary cap space to fit the star.
Speaking to Sky Sports Radio, Pascoe revealed the club could make a play for Hayne given their cap room.
“We’ve got cap space there,” Pascoe said.
“We have two positions still to fill, we have 28 on our roster as we speak.
“We haven’t had any discussions about Jarryd at this point but he’s a quality player.”
Although the Eels still claim to want to keep Hayne on their books, it looks unlikely as the club is believed to not have the room for him under their cap.
Hayne would be a worthy inclusion to any side, after overcoming a slow start to the season, he finished off strong as one of Parra’s best players, busting 32 tackles and scoring six tries in the last six games of the year.