NRL great Andrew Johns has named the eight NRL players he believes are worth $1 million-a-season.
The Eighth Immortal said he would invest in star playmakers if he was in charge of running a club’s recruitment.
“The thing is they’re all in the spine. They’re all players who handle the ball a couple of times every set,” Johns told Wide World of Sports’ Immortal Behaviour.
Fifita is currently weighing up joining the Gold Coast Titans on a reported seven-figure deal or re-signing with Brisbane for less.
Johns does not believe the 20-year old is worth breaking the bank for.
“A million dollars for me for a back-rower is quite high, I think the Broncos said they’d only go to seven or eight hundred (thousand), something like that,” Johns said.
” … I think the Broncos are right, I think about $800,000, he’s an amazing prospect. He could be one of the best back-rowers in the game but he’s only 20 and I don’t think I’d be paying anywhere near that million dollars, around 750 to 800 (thousand) for a back-rower.”