Well, it seems like Trent Barrett’s buying spree will continue with the Bulldogs, who are aiming for another spike in their stocks in the outskirts

According to Channel 7’s Michelle Bishop, South Sydney full-back Corey Allan is expected to sign a three-year deal moving to Belmore effective immediately

The @NRL_Bulldogs have exclusively agreed to sign @ QLDmaroons full-back Corey Allan for a 3-year contract with immediate effect Details @ 7NewsSydney @ 7NewsBrisbane @ sunriseon7 @ ChrisGarry7

He’s moving from a backup to Latrell Mitchell and Alex Johnston with the Rabbitohs to first choice under Barrett

But what would it mean for the Bulldogs’ lineup this season, and how does that affect a number of the club’s full-backs who are out of the contract in the near future?

In the short term, Allan would move to the centers as full-back and Will Hopoate alongside Nick Cotric

Christian Crichton and Jayden Okunbor are other alternatives on the flank, but both dropped out with significant injuries

The arrival of Josh Addo-Carr in 2022 complicates matters as there is the potential he too could play at the fullback, which would force Allan to move to the wing where he is more than capable, however is not as effective

Barrett said in December that his current plan is to use Addo-Carr on the wing, but he is ready to reconsider depending on what his best fit is to get the most out of the Storm- Get out flyers

Allan developed his ball game skills later in the season when he played on the back instead of Mitchell He finished the game with seven try assists and nine linebreak assists

It also means that young shooter Jake Averillo, who has seen himself as a full-back or a five-eighths player in the long run, will have to prove he deserves one of the two spots in the coming season since Matt Burton in 2022 will arrive at the club

Regardless of whether Allan is seen as the best player to add an extra dimension to Barrett’s side in attack and Addo-Carr is on the wing, what does it mean for a multitude of Bulldogs to be out of contract soon?

Crichton, Hopoate, Meaney, and Okunbor are all signed off by the end of 2021, and the Bulldogs need to give serious thought to who they can afford to

Crichton’s leg injury, which is said to have ruled him out for the season, would be a major blow if he were to deny him the opportunity to prove himself in a year of contract

Similar to Okunbor, as he wants to return to the team after his injury in the middle of the year

Hopoate has obvious experience and leadership skills and was one of the club’s most consistent players

last season

Meaney, on the other hand, has versatility on its side and is also an option for kicking goals

The Courier Mail reports that full-back Jayden Campbell, son of club legend Preston, has been added to the Gold Coast development list

Jayden trained in a pull and test contract in early 2020 and made his debut in a Gold Coast jumper against Burleigh

Penrith’s great final hero Scott Sattler watched Jayden get through classes on the Gold Coast and told FoxsportscomAu at the time that he plays with a similar freedom as his father

“He plays just like Preston in that he wants to play the cuff ball first instead of trying to fit into some structure”

“He has exceptional speed like his father and excellent footwork, but his physique is different from Preston. He is much taller

“He shares some similar traits with his uncle David Peachey, particularly the way he carries the ball in his left hand”

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Corey Allan

World News – AU – NRL 2021 Transfer News: Corey Allan to Bulldogs, Rabbitohs from South Sydney, Contracts, Jayden Campbell, Gold Coast Titans

Source: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/nrl-2021-transfer-news-corey-allan-to-bulldogs-south-sydney-rabbitohs-contracts-jayden-campbell-gold-coast-titans/news-story/9f96387b2781d5f2f2e52f1f1217a0a5