CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 09: Brian Kelly of the Sea Eagles looks on during the round 14 NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the New Zealand Warriors at AMI Stadium on June 9, 2018 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images)

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles centre Brian Kelly has expressed his interest in remaining a long-term player for Manly.

The rising star has been repeatedly linked to opposition clubs, but remains adamant he’d like to stay in the northern beaches, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Kelly, 22, has played all 18 games in the centres for the Sea Eagles this season which includes scoring five tries, having seven try assists and making eight line breaks.

Kelly is hoping the Sea Eagles will extend his contract until the end of 2021 as he believes the lifestyle at Manly best suits him.

“I’ve still got one more year on my contract and I want to stay here,” Kelly said.

“I enjoy the northern beaches and I love the boys and the staff.”

“I fit in here — it is where I made my NRL debut so I have a soft spot for them”.

With Manly having no chance of making finals in 2018, Kelly will be looking to finish off the year strong for the Sea Eagles in what could boost his chances of getting that contract extension.

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