Wests Tigers meet with Chris McQueen in bid to lure Gold Coast star back to Sydney

Wests Tigers are attempting to lure former Maroons forward Chris McQueen to the club next season.

McQueen, off contract at the end of the year, flew to Sydney for negotiations with Tigers officials on Wednesday. The premiership-winning forward is looking to secure at least one more pay day and the joint-venture outfit is keen on his services.

The Gold Coast back-rower has previously played under Jason Taylor when the pair were at South Sydney and it is understood they formed a strong relationship at the club.

The Tigers’ main focus is on the retention of star quartet Mitchell Moses, Aaron Woods, James Tedesco and Luke Brooks, but they haven’t been idle on the recruitment front.

It is understood the Tigers are contemplating offering a one-year deal with an option for another, although McQueen is looking for the stability of a two-year deal or longer.

Parramatta is another Sydney club that could be in the mix for his services if they lose Kenny Edwards, who is facing domestic violence charges.

McQueen has made 140 NRL appearances during his career and will could provide the Tigers pack with much-needed experience.