Twelve NRL clubs have already inquired about Clive Churchill Medallist Jack Wighton since he turned down an option with the Canberra Raiders for 2021.
But Wighton's new agent Matt Rose has assured Raiders fans the Green Machine will get final right of reply.
Wighton's contracted to Canberra for next season and had a one-year option for 2021, but turning that down means he can accept offers from rival clubs from November 1.
Rose said Wighton was a far different player to the one who signed a two-year extension - with an option for a third - in 2017.
This season he's become a State of Origin winner with the NSW Blues, won the Clive Churchill Medal in the NRL grand final loss to the Sydney Roosters and is on the verge of making his Australian debut.
The Raiders expected Wighton to knock back the option given he's changed management since his previous contract.
Wighton's previous manager, and not Rose, would continue to get paid until the end of 2021 if the option was taken up.
Rose said Wighton wanted to stay with the Raiders, but also had to take his young family into consideration.
"He loves the club and gets along great with [coach Ricky Stuart] and he's been there through this transformation of the Raiders to a force," Rose said.
"Obviously all of those things are good things, but Jack's got a young family and he has to think about that.
"So the decision of where he plays from 2021 is something we'll take seriously.
"In the end he'll weigh everything up of what's going to be best for him and his family.
"It's going to be a big call for him because no less than 12 clubs have called me in the last three days.
"Just about everyone has called me to see what we're actually doing with Jack.
"He's going to be very much in demand. He's that type of player. He's a player you want to have in your team.
"He's competitive. He can play fullback, five-eighth, centre all equally well and there's no player in the comp that can do that."
Raiders chief executive Don Furner said success on the field always provided a salary cap challenge off it, but he was confident they would be able to keep a majority of the current squad together.
He said the fact they had a number of young players coming through would help.
The Raiders welcome England half George Williams next season, but look set to lose Kiwis winger Jordan Rapana to Japanese rugby union.
Canberra halfback Aidan Sezer has been linked to a three-year deal with English Super League club Huddersfield, while star centre Joey Leilua was also free to investigate his options - although the feeling within the Raiders is Leilua will stay.
They've already had to upgrade boom fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad, while John Bateman's keen for one.
That presents a juggling act for Furner.
"It's always a challenge when you have success. Players play rep footy and the salary cap makes it harder," he said.
"We're right for a year or two, but then there'll be challenges down the track because the younger guys are playing really well and guys are playing rep footy.
"It's always a challenge."
Furner travelled to Sydney for the NRL chief executives meeting on Friday, where one of the topics is the football department cap.
He felt the cap was important to keep clubs' spending in check.
Furner said it was clearly working because only two clubs had broken it - only because they'd sacked coaches.
"Taking that out everybody has stayed in check with that, which is good," Furner said.
"You can see in other sports - even the AFL until they brought their department cap in - expenditure just got out of control.
"I'm sure the football department would want more to spend ... [but] I don't think it's going to increase. They just want to have a review of it all."
It covers football staff wages as well as training camps and any travel above and beyond the day or two before and after away games.