Leeds Rhinos make substantial transfer offer for Salford Red Devils star Brodie Croft.

Leeds Rhinos have tabled a bid for reigning Man of Steel Brodie Croft. Rugby League Live can reveal the Rhinos have tabled a six-figure offer in an attempt to secure the services of the Salford Red Devils star.

The Salford board is understood to be open to a sale, just months after signing him to the biggest contract in Super League history. It comes just a few months after they sold England prop, Tyler Dupree, to Wigan Warriors. Talks are understood to have taken place between Gary Hetherington and Paul King as they look to reach an agreement.

Earlier this year, Salford made Croft their marquee player. In doing so, they signed him to a historic contract until the end of 2030. More recently, the club launched a community share scheme that raised £364,270. Despite that, the club are open to a sale of their prize asset.

Croft made an instant impression on Super League, being crowned Man of Steel in his first season following his arrival from Brisbane Broncos. A number of NRL clubs, most notably St George Illawarra Dragons, showed interest before he committed to the club.

Crucially, it’s unclear at this stage whether a move to Headingley would be of interest to the halfback. He does, of course, have a bumper contract at Salford where he has long-term security and is one of the highest paid players in Super League.

As for Leeds, they have been in pursuit of a halfback for months and with quota spots available, they have now turned their attention to the former Brisbane Broncos talent. This year, Croft ended the campaign with 21 try assists and five tries.

It would be another blow for Paul Rowley, who made it clear that he did not want Dupree to leave the club. To also lose his star halfback would be another setback for a side that just missed out on the play-offs this year.