SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 06: Dylan Brown of the Eels runs with the ball during the round 25 NRL match between the Parramatta Eels and the Manly Sea Eagles at Bankwest Stadium on September 06, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

Eels young gun Dylan Brown has agreed to re-sign with the club on a new three-year contract reportedly worth $2.1 million.

The deal will tie the 19-year old to Parramatta until at least the end of the 2023 NRL season.

Brown reportedly fended off interest from Canterbury, the Warriors and Gold Coast to stay put.

“The signing of Dylan Brown aligns with our development club philosophy and we’re extremely proud of the person and player he has become today,” Eels GM Mark O’Neill told the club website.

“We’re excited about the future ahead for our Members and fans.”

Brown joined Parramatta as a 16-year old from New Zealand came through the Eels’ Junior Pathways system.

He made his debut in the opening round of the 2019 season but missed three months with a back injury.

4 COMMENTS

  1. I’m happy he signed but not at that price. If the $650k per year is true, it’s to much. Parra should have played hard ball and let him walk if he wanted. $650k should be his final year contract.

    Parra needs to get away from paying extra for players otherwise nothing ever changes.

  2. I actually think we have moved away from paying extra for players FF. That is why we lost Utoikamanu, we wouldn’t match the amount he got from the tigers.

    Like I said on the other story, $650k sounds like a lot for a young guy, but he is a starting half in the NRL, and that is the kind of money that commands. I am happy with the re-signing, albeit as long as he continues his development.

  3. $650K!

    Hasn’t done anything yet. Just shows how mad the NRL player payments are now.

    At that rate, Moses will be looking for $1.5M pretty soon.

  4. I think 650k is a bit to much as well, considering he has back problems too, he’s probably worth about 500k a year.
    But still a very good re signing.’
    Now they have to lock up R Mahoney, S Lane and N Brown on long deals.

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