Roosters now have $800,000 to spend since LM walked. How’s that work?
Not that much. The 800K offer was for 2021, so its not current money. Similarly Titans have fair cap space from Jai Arrow, but from 2021 not now.
In fact a lot of clubs have cap space coming up 2021, such is the cyclical nature of contracts.
Latrell signed his current extension in 2018, so he’s on the same contract as before they won a comp. Plus Roosters have already paid him some $120K for 2020, which counts against their cap.
Roosters also spent a lot of money re-signing key players this offseason, e.g. JWH and Taukeiaho, Joey Manu. A lot of that is probably Cooper Cronk’s money.
Do you think they’ve got enough to top up Verrills or should we make him an offer for 2021?
Personally I don’t think you should go after players who are only 20 matches into their career, unless you have a specific current need.
Verrills for 2020, sure, we are deficient in hooker. Verrills for 2021, it’s too early IMO. And then what did we sign Jake Simpkin for, if not for 2021? Also Liddle.
Personally, I’d target Bronson Xerri, but he’s not off contract until end 2021, so we cannot formally approach him until November 2020.
I’ve heard Xerri is on the nose with Sharks players, but that’s only hearsay.