Catalan Dragons keen on signing Todd Carney

Last updated 22:35 07/07/2014
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DISGRACED: Todd Carney's issues with alcohol have brought an end to his NRL career.

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Catalan Dragons coach Laurent Frayssinous is keen to sign Todd Carney but expects plenty of competition from rival Super League clubs.

Carney's future looks likely to lie overseas after Cronulla - following the publication of a lewd photograph - last week became the third NRL club to dismiss the five-eighth.

Hull, Warrington and Salford have already ruled out making a move for Carney but four days after penning a new two-year coaching deal with the French club, Frayssinous has declared he's a big fan of the 28-year-old.

"What I can tell you as a coach is everyone would love to have such a quality player," Frayssinous told UK paper The Daily Star.

"He's one of the best stand-offs in the world and I'm pretty sure we can use the relationship his manager has with Super League clubs.

"I suppose a lot of Super League teams will chase Todd Carney."

Huddersfield signed Carney in 2008 after he was sacked by Canberra, but the move collapsed when he couldn't get a visa.

In 2011, Carney had discussions with the Dragons - who then had Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson in charge - but he opted for a move to Cronulla.

Just two weeks ago, the Dragons loaned Australian halfback Scott Dureau to the Roosters to make way for Carney's former Raiders teammate Sam Williams.

The Dragons, based in the southern French city of Perpignan, helped resurrect the career of another disgraced Australian player, Greg Bird, in 2009.

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