PENRITH, NEW SOUTH WALES - APRIL 27: David Klemmer of the Bulldogs looks dejected as he walks to the sin bin for ten minutes during the NRL round eight match between the Penrith Panthers and Canterbury Bulldogs on April 27, 2018 in Penrith, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Bulldogs front-rower David Klemmer says he can’t see himself anywhere other than Canterbury, admitting he would like to stay with the team despite poaching rumours.

Parramatta Eels have reportedly reached out and shown interest in the NSW prop in the midst of the Bulldogs’ salary cap debacle they wish to solve heading into next season.

The Bulldogs are faced with the challenge of juggling salaries and may need to dump some of their players in the process and Klemmer has been linked as one of the players they wish to offload.

Klemmer told The Daily Telegraph that he wants to stay right where he is, saying it would be “hard to leave.”

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“I’m contracted here at the moment and I could never see myself leaving, I love the club,” Klemmer told dailytelegraph.com.au.

“I was a supporter of the club as a kid, it would be hard to leave. “The club hasn’t contacted me yet.”

“It’s frustrating to hear but I could never leave this club … It’s hard to hear but I’ve just got to keep turning up here.”

“But it’d be pretty hard to leave.”

Klemmer has been with the Bulldogs for his entire NRL career, and has played 101 games for the Dogs since making his debut in round one, 2013.

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      • “The Bulldogs are faced with the challenge of juggling salaries and may need to dump some of their players in the process and Klemmer has been linked as one of the players they wish to offload.”

        • if you look hard enough you’ll find a similar headline about any Dogs players.. the media are having a field day but with no substance

  1. Good boy klemmer dont goto the player graveyard that is parradoestmatta come to Manly lad! He and marty would be a nice combo with afb off the bench 😉

      • Hey Kev, back off the name calling on 54, clearly he is a very young guy still in primary school that hasn’t learnt to spell yet, you need to cut him some slack here.

        • Don’t be fooled, the fifty four nil in his tag has nothing to do with the Parra / Manly game score, it’s his age and IQ.
          Just kidding, I think he’s only about 50 (kidding again).

          But back to footy, and as for Klemmar, obviously the back ended deals are hurting big time at the Doggies, but you won’t fix it by selling the players that are earning their keep. Holding overpaiid players, and freeing up cap space by releasing/selling players earning their salaries may look good on paper, in that you’re not subsidising players that play at other clubs, but it doesn’t address the underlying issue, being you are not getting value for your (salary cap) dollar.

  2. Overated but I do like his attitude. Needs to focus on developing his strengths and stop focussing on the chit chat.

    • Kenny Edwards will be the first out the door.
      They possibly might not be opting for the 1 year extension on Hayne either.
      I think you will see David Gower and Beau Scott move on or retire.

  3. Klemmer should stay. Release Eastwood and the Morris boys. Problem solved. Back ended deals should expire by next season too

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