James Tedesco says he is tempted to sign with a new club on the back of Wests’ never-ending dramas.
The off-contract fullback is yet to re-sign with the Tigers and said he wants to be at a stable club.
Wests are anything but that with the joint-venture dealing with saga after saga including the recent sacking of coach Jason Taylor.
In a revealing interview, Tedesco confirmed the Bulldogs and Roosters were seeking his services.
“Those two teams are interested,” Tedesco told C91.3FM.
“(My manager) Isaac (Moses) told me those two are interested, I haven’t really had any formal discussions with them.
“They definitely are interested, and those two teams are pretty strong clubs that we’ll have to consider.
“Obviously the priority is to stay at Tigers but our performances lately haven’t been up to scratch, from my perspective and from the team’s perspective.
“I think clubs like the Bulldogs and Roosters, you know they’re always going to be strong and they’ve always been run from the top very powerfully.
“The Tigers have always been down the bottom, we’ve always had off-field dramas and that stuff gets quite annoying over the years when you have to put up with it.
“That stability at other clubs is tempting, I guess, when you think about it.”
Tedesco said new coach Ivan Cleary had been a calming influence.
“Ivan’s come in and said it will take a bit of time, and there is hope there that we can get back on track and that’s the hope we need,” he said.
“It’s not money, the money is not an issue.
“Just our performances need to improve ... as I said Ivan might come in and prove that and I might see that long-term we will be able to win premierships.
“Also recruiting as well, I think we need to make some good signings in the next few years to be a strong club.
“Our squad at the moment is quite strong, we just haven’t been consistent for many years.”