5 off-contract Super League players Salford Red Devils could consider for 2025
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5 off-contract Super League players Salford Red Devils could consider for 2025



Over the last few weeks, we’ve been running the rule over the bulk of Super League clubs, looking for potential targets among the approximately 150 top-flight players who will be out of contract in 2024.

Now, it’s the turn of Paul Rowley’s Salford Red Devils..

James Meadows

Rowley is no stranger to acquiring a player few would consider a huge acquisition and developing them into a star. And if, as expected, the London Broncos are relegated to the Championship for 2025, several of its players may attract attention.

Meadows appears to have all of the talent to succeed at the greatest level in the years ahead, and an environment like Salford, under a coach like Rowley, might be ideal for him to thrive in the coming seasons. He wouldn’t be the first underappreciated player signed by the Red Devils to go on to become a star, would he?

James Donaldson

The likes of Andrew Dixon and Adam Sidlow are on Salford’s own off-contract list later this year, and if there is to be turnover in the pack, the Red Devils will, as they frequently do, search for players who provide value without charging a premium.

Donaldson, a guy who consistently gives his best, would seem to fit right into the bracket. In many respects, he resembles the traditional Salford signing: hardworking, fully committed, and a player who is frequently overlooked. If a new contract is not forthcoming at Leeds, the Red Devils could do even worse than the Cumbrians.

Fouad Yaha

There is some doubt around Catalans’ three off-contract wingers, with Tom Davies and Tom Johnstone expected to depart, but the picture is far less clear regarding Yaha’s personal situation.

If Yaha were looking for a new challenge, he would have plenty of options. He offers plenty of experience, and with David Nofoaluma’s contract expiring later this year, Salford could use an extra winger.

Mike Cooper

The anticipation is that Oliver Partington will join Catalans in 2025. So, if he leaves for the south of France, Salford will need at least one senior forward to step in to replace him.
Cooper will be 36 years old when the new season begins, but his performances for Wigan Warriors have demonstrated that he still has a lot to contribute. He would bring excellent seniority and leadership to Salford – or any team who decides to take the forward on a deal for 2025 if he does not stay at the DW Stadium.

Stefan Ratchford

It’s been nearly 15 years since Ratchford wore a Salford shirt. A lot has changed since then, but will his career come full circle next year, with him finishing his playing days with the club where it all started nearly two decades ago?
His utility worth alone makes him an asset for a variety of teams if he is not retained by Warrington, which isn’t guaranteed either way. However, when the sentimental worth of any potential transaction is considered, Salford’s decision to bring Ratchford back ‘home’ for one more season may have legs.

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