Lewis Brown

Penrith Panthers second-rower Lewis Brown fears the salary cap squeeze could force him out of the NRL club he doesn’t want to leave.

The 28-year-old former Warrior admitted other teams have already inquired about his services when his current deal expires at the end of the season.

St George Illawarra forward Trent Merrin announced in March he will move to the Panthers next season on a three-year deal reportedly worth $750,000 a season.

“Hopefully we can work something out. Obviously salary cap’s a bit of an issue here,” Brown said. “There’s a few other clubs that have shown interest. Over the next month hopefully I can work out what I’m doing.”

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