DRAGONS boss Bernard Jackman wants the chance to sell his Rodney Parade vision to George North when the Wales wing comes home on a dual contract next season.

The 25-year-old Lions ace has agreed terms with the Welsh Rugby Union to head back from Northampton at the end of the current campaign.

The 69-times capped winger’s destination is yet to be decided with Wales head coach Warren Gatland set to discuss the four options with the former Scarlet after the autumn series.

Jackman, who is hoping to seal a deal for Lions back row forward Ross Moriarty, wants to give North his best sales pitch.

“I would like to speak him,” said the Dragons head coach. “I haven’t had any discussions with the Union yet – they did a great job of keeping that deal quiet – but we would definitely be interested in any top-class player like George who wants to come back to Wales.

“We will definitely discuss that over the next month or so and see if it’s something that’s interesting.

“I would like to explain to him what we are doing here – we have definitely turned around our medical care and our strength and conditioning, we are getting some new recruits in and if he wants a challenge, we certainly have an exciting one for him here.”

If all the regions register an interest in picking up 40 per cent of the tab then the decision about whether it’s a return to the Scarlets or move to Dragons, Cardiff Blues or Ospreys will be North’s entirely.

“It is down to him which region,” said Gatland on Thursday. “There was no pressure on George after he made the decision to come back now.

“We told him at the time to see what is going to happen. One of our regions (Cardiff Blues) hasn’t got a coach appointed yet for next season, so maybe wait and see who that is.

“Maybe see what is happening at the other regions before he makes his decision where he would like to go and whether the region wants him to go there.”

The Dragons hope to conclude a deal for Moriarty soon, with the in-demand Gloucester blindside/number eight in a different position to North.

The 23-year-old will have to return to Wales if he is to continue playing for Wales under the new selection policy as he has just 17 international appearances, well below the 60-cap threshold that allows players to ply their trade in another country.

The WRU-owned Dragons are leading the chase for Moriarty in a privately-funded deal and his Wales teammate Hallam Amos believes the signing would be a signal of intent.

“It would be huge,” said the winger. “Ross is a quality player who would be a great addition to our squad.

“It would show that we really mean business and Bernard has spoken a lot this season about where we are and where we want to be moving forward. Getting Ross on our books would definitely show the intent that we’ve got.”