Penrith winger Josh Mansour has signed a three-year extension with Panthers, that will see him remain at the club until at least the end of the 2021 season.
Mansour made his debut with the Panthers in round nine, 2012, and has been integral to Penrith’s side since making his debut.
“I’m extremely grateful and excited to have committed my future to Panthers,” Mansour penrithpanthers.com.au.
“This club has given me everything and shaped me into the person I am today, on and off the field.
“While I had to consider my options, my overwhelming desire was to stay at Panthers as my heart has always been with this club.
“I feel I’ve still got unfinished business here and I can’t wait to serve the club for another three years.”
Many believed Mansour was on his way out at the end of the season, given the money he would have been likely to command at another club.
Earlier this season, Penrith’s Executive General Manager Phil Gould was resigned to seeing his star man leave, but on Friday he spoke of his excitement to keep the Test winger at the club.
“I want Josh Mansour to be a part of Panthers for the rest of his life. I can give him no greater accolade,” Gould told the club’s website.
“His contributions both on and off the field have been nothing short of outstanding.”
Throughout his Panthers career, Mansour has scored 55 tries from 108 appearances.
His last match came against the Titans in round six, and is currently recovering on the sidelines with facial fractures.