SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 27: Corey Thompson of the Tigers is tackled during the round 20 NRL match between the Canterbury Bulldogs and the Wests Tigers at ANZ Stadium on July 27, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Gold Coast are pushing to secure Wests Tigers fullback Corey Thompson before the two sides meet on Sunday, reports The Daily Telegraph.

The Titans are close to securing the out-of-favour 30-year old from the Tigers bench into their No. 1 jersey.

Thompson’s agent Mario Tartak of Crown Sports International was confident a deal was imminent.

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“We’re just finetuning a few things now,” Tartak told The Daily Telegraph. 

“We’re looking at a multi-year deal with Corey stepping into the starting team immediately.

“The position he plays and the leadership he brings to a team like that will bring the Titans on leaps and bounds.

“We’re working on him for next week but hopefully it will happen this week.”

Thompson was the Tigers leading tryscorer last year with nine tries from 22 games but was moved to the bench for fullback Adam Douehi.

It is believed that the opportunity to take on a bigger role and move closer to his family were the key drivers behind the move.

Thompson’s contract with the Wests Tigers expires at the end of the 2021 season.

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  1. Another poor recruitment call from the Titans. Corey is a fair player but he is a winger & Phillip Sami is better at FB (or wing). They have already signed a host of young wingers ???? What do they do with them? And there are better players out there to pick up on that money! Seriously, Brimson will be back & then where does he go? Typical Titans ordinary recruiting! There is a reason they are bottom of the table AGAIN.

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