Newcastle Knights signing Mitchell Pearce is excited about the potential of his new teammate, Kalyn Ponga.

From cellar dwellers to the NRL's new entertainers.

That's Mitchell Pearce's prediction for Newcastle for the 2018 season.

Pearce's arrival in the Hunter this week heralds a new era for the club in the wake of a disastrous few years which has seen them collect three successive wooden spoons.

While the NSW State of Origin playmaker has been hailed as the most important signing in the club's history, he has predicted fellow marquee recruits Kalyn Ponga and Connor Watson to have the biggest impact.

He said he had been blown away by the class of Ponga after two training sessions with the ex-North Queensland Cowboys teenager.

POINT OF CONTACT: Kalyn Ponga and Mitchell Pearce swap notes at Pearce's first training session with Newcastle. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

POINT OF CONTACT: Kalyn Ponga and Mitchell Pearce swap notes at Pearce's first training session with Newcastle. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

Pearce predicted the Knights would play an off-the-cuff and exciting brand of football in 2018, on the back of Ponga's natural instincts and running game.

"He's one of those guys, when you see him, he reeks of class," Pearce told Triple M on Wednesday.

"He's a real stylish sort of bloke. You can tell by the way he moves, he's a real superstar.

"He's a really good bloke. We went to dinner last night and he wants to be the best player he can be.

"Some of the things he's done at training, it's definitely going to make my job easier.

"With Connor there as well, there's some real ad-lib, fast players.

"I think the Knights are going to play a really good style ... "

Pearce is expected to partner Connor Watson in the halves with Ponga to slot in at fullback.

Pearce has joined fellow ex-Roosters Watson, Shaun Kenny-Dowall and Aidan Guerra at the Knights.

The Roosters were known as one of the most well-drilled and structured sides in the competition, however, Pearce has predicted a floating style of play for his new side.

Meanwhile, the Roosters appear likely to lose another fullback after news that Michael Gordon is considering a move to the Gold Coast to replace departed star Jarryd Hayne.

The 225-game NRL veteran signed a one-year extension with the Roosters earlier this year but is weighing up a two-year offer to join the Titans following Hayne's move to Parramatta.

Hayne's decision to return to the Eels has left new coach Garth Brennan with money to spend and a hole to fill at No.1.

Gordon had plans to retire to northern NSW at the expiration of his current deal but has asked the Roosters for permission to explore the market given the recent opening at the Titans.

Brennan has confirmed Gordon, who made a lone NSW State of Origin appearance in 2010, is a player of interest while the club confirmed on Wednesday they were in discussions.

The 34-year-old would be a good fit, at a budget price, while his goal-kicking expertise would also be welcome in a side that struggled to convert last season.

The coach also rates the ability of Gordon to act as a mentor for emerging Titans backs Phillip Sami and Tyronne Roberts-Davis.