He's the 'next great half' according to NRL pundit Matty Johns, but the Warriors aren't interested in signing Ash Taylor.

The Warriors are searching for a number six for 2018 and onwards to replace the one season and done Kieran Foran who is off to the Bulldogs next year.

With halfback Shaun Johnson signed on for another three seasons, the Warriors are out to find the Kiwis seven a halves partner.

Warriors coach Stephen Kearney told the Martin Devlin Radio Show this week that the 22-year-old Taylor was not on the club's radar but they should be naming a signing in the next few weeks.


"From our point of view we were always looking at options and we've been that over the last month or so. We do have a couple of options, we're just working through that process now. I'm sure those options will reveal themselves over the next few weeks."

But when asked whether the name Ash Taylor was an option, Kearney said "No, I can't say that he is."

Kearney was an assistant coach at the Broncos when Taylor came through the NYC ranks to make his NRL debut at the end of the 2015 season.

Taylor's current contract with the Titans ends after the 2018 season and the Warriors will want to find a Foran replacement straight away. But a number NRL pundits think he's worth chasing.

Taylor has high praise around the league with former Panthers great Mark Geyer telling Martin Devlin that the Warriors should 'throw the bank at Ash Taylor' while Matty Johns said the Broncos will be ruing letting Taylor leave for the Gold Coast.

Talking on the Matty Johns Show last night, host Johns said the Brisbane Broncos made a big mistake letting him leave the club.

"The Brisbane Broncos as a business don't make many bad decisions but I reckon this kid might turn out to be their worst - letting him walk out the door," Johns said.

NRL great Gordon Tallis also couldn't talk highly enough of the Titans player.

"There's no doubt he'll be in their long term plans and maybe captain of the club one day," Tallis added.