SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 14: Cameron Munster of the Storm looks on from the bench prior to the round 18 NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Melbourne Storm at Lottoland on July 14, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

Melbourne five-eighth Cameron Munster is set to turn his back on rival offers in order to sign a multi-million dollar deal with the Storm, according to The Courier Mail.

The two parties are set to begin talks following Sunday’s grand final, with the 24-year-old set to sign a three-year deal worth $1 million a season.

Melbourne’s football operations chief Frank Ponissi touched on the potential re-signing of Munster, and is confident the club will be able to lock up the Origin star.

“Once we get past the grand final on Sunday it’s full-steam ahead in locking up Munster,” Ponissi told the Courier Mail.

“I have seen nothing in Cam’s demeanour over the last month or so whatsoever to suggest that he won’t be here long-term past 2019.

“You never want to single players out but in terms of retention we have no hesitation in saying that he is our No. 1 priority for a number of reasons.

“Firstly, because he is a genuine high-quality playmaker with all the skills and he is an X-factor.

“However, off the field he is just important. Cameron is becoming well known in Melbourne and he is important for our marketing and sponsorship reasons.

“From a footy perspective he is so important in our team environment. He genuinely loves life and he lifts the mood each day … the players love him as much as the staff.”

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A handful of clubs were chasing Munster, although the 2018 Dally M Five-Eighth of the Year has decided to re-commit to Melbourne before testing the market on November 1.

Munster is set to play in his third grand final in a row on Sunday, and is hoping to lead the Storm to another premiership in star fullback Billy Slater’s final NRL game.

14 COMMENTS

  1. If the Roosters persist with the absurd idea of playing second rower Matterson in the five eight position, then this decision will ruin a potentially epic grand final. Keary who won a premiership at Souths as a five eight, needs to remain in that position, if the Roosters have any hope of knocking off the NRL RIGGED Melbourne Billy Slater fairytale

    • All most forgot that Munster, like Oates has never ever had any intentions to leave their clubs. This is the usual procedure in search of a massive pay rise. Threating to test the market only to be offered the magic million before November 1.

  2. Can’t wait for next years Grand Final. Storm vs Roosters. Again.
    Salary cap sure spreads the talent around.
    The only difference between the Storm and the Roosters is that the Storm got caught.

    • The big difference between the Storm and the Roosters, is the Roosters, which I hate to say being a keen Souths fanatic developed young talent from players brought to the club as teenagers from anywhere in Australia. Just like the Broncos, these type of players are willing to play for a lot less for success. Players like Mitchell, Cordner, Tupuo, Manu, Aubbusson, Radley, Friend, Napa, Liu etc.etc.etc came through their development system. Loyalty and love for playing with their mates and A winning successful club is worth playing for 100-150k less per season than transferring clubs to chase big bucks.

  3. when will the roosters get caught ??
    they lose blake furguson to parra & ryan matterson 2 the tigers
    they buy brett morris his market value is $ 700,000 thats why the dogs told him they cant give him his asking price they buy ryan hall from E S L his on big $$$ he scored around 31 tries this year alone & they bought
    angus criten from the rabbitos if the roosters are over the cap with the personnel they have in there top 17 there is truely something wrong with the cap i for 1 say may as well get rid of it & let the rich teams go @ it

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