Salford Red Devils' Jackson Hastings says he's 'definitely not signed anywhere' yet
Last Updated: 02/05/19 10:37pm
Jackson Hastings says contract discussions for next season are underway but he has "definitely not signed anywhere" yet.
The 23-year-old former Manly player has been a revelation for the Salford Red Devils since his arrival there and turned down interest from a number of Super League clubs to stay with them for the 2019 season.
As the window for contractual discussions has now opened, naturally the spotlight has turned on Hastings.
"I've got no update at this point in time. I obviously know that the club really want to keep me and that I've got a very big soft spot for the club," said the 23-year-old when he joined the Sky Sports team for Thursday night's Super League coverage.
"I've said numerous times that I wouldn't be sitting in such a privileged position if wasn't for Salford and I love the fans as much as they love me."
After such a successful maiden season with the Red Devils, Hastings openly shared that the reigning Grand Final champions Wigan Warriors offered him a deal last year.
He turned that down but shared with the Sky Sports team that making that decision, and any future decisions, requires considerable thought.
"There's a lot that goes into making such a tough decision, as did my last decision to say," said Hastings.
"So, I've got no update and I've definitely not signed anywhere. It's a working process and that's all up to my management and where fits best.
"I'm in no rush, I suppose I've just got to do what's best for me. I love the club and there's obviously going to be other options out there, but I've just got to take time to think about it, consult the right people and go from there."
In the meantime, Hastings will look to continue to make his mark on their season. He's already scored ten tries and is ranked in joint second in the Steve Prescott Man of Steel rankings.
Salford Red Devils are seventh in the Betfred Super League table having won six of the 13 matches this season. The side host Leeds Rhinos on Friday evening, before welcoming Hull KR in the Challenge Cup the week after.