Some Super League clubs have yet to finalise their squads for the 2021 season but they will no doubt have one eye on the future.
Retention is as important as recruitment and clubs will soon get to work on fresh contracts for players approaching the end of their current deals, conscious that they will not be short of suitors.
Here, Hull Live picks out 10 Super League stars who are out of contract at the end of the year.
Sezer arrived with a strong reputation after helping Canberra Raiders to the 2019 NRL Grand Final and he lived up to the hype, with the Huddersfield Giants half-back included on the Man of Steel shortlist at the end of an outstanding debut season in Super League.
It was a hugely challenging year for overseas players and the 29-year-old could be playing for an NRL contract in 2021.
The Australian eventually committed to another year at Wigan Warriors in November after initially turning down an option in his favour for 2021.
It seems inevitable that the half-back, 25, will return to the NRL at some stage – could it be at the end of this year?
Wigan team-mate Gildart reportedly had interest from the NRL last year and he has previously stated he wants to test himself Down Under in the future.
The England centre turns 25 in August and may view it as the perfect time to make the move.
The Warrington Wolves playmaker took Super League by storm in his debut season in 2019 but failed to hit those heights last year.
If the 29-year-old can rediscover that form, he will not be short of offers for 2022 and beyond.
The centre was called into Shaun Wane’s England squad late last year after impressing for Warrington and he will be looking to secure a World Cup place in 2021.
At 24, King’s best years are ahead of him and he is a player who will be watched closely when the new Super League season gets under way.
The forward explored his options during the shutdown last year before signing a 12-month extension with St Helens in June.
Bentley went on to be one of the competition’s standout performers after the restart and it would be no surprise if NRL clubs looked at the 23-year-old and saw a bit of John Bateman in him.
The Welsh flyer scored 11 tries in 13 games for Saints in the second half of last season to cement his reputation as one of the best wingers in Super League.
Grace, 24, has been linked with a switch to rugby union and is said to be interesting NRL clubs, with this year the perfect time to pick him up.
Catalans Dragons were quick to shoot down reports that Folau was on the brink of an imminent exit but a third year in Perpignan seems unlikely.
The 31-year-old has been linked with a return to union, with French clubs Toulon and Bayonne preparing to make lucrative offers for his services according to Wide World of Sports.
The mercurial Connor enjoyed a strong finish to the 2020 season and is set to stay in the full-back position under Brett Hodgson.
How Connor’s relationship with Hodgson develops could determine the 26-year-old’s future.
It is fair to say Hurrell is enjoying himself in Super League, with the powerful centre scoring 20 tries in 34 appearances to secure his place in the 2019 and 2020 Dream Teams.
A popular figure at Leeds Rhinos, the 29-year-old has plenty of good rugby left in him yet.