Rabbitohs five-eighth Cody Walker’s asking price may be too high for the club, as his management says he is worth $850,000 – $900,000 and the Souths won’t offer him a contract that high.
According to The Daily Telegraph, The Rabbitohs have set a price range of $650,000 per year for Walker and they will not go much higher than that.
Walker is also believed to be an “immensely popular” player amongst Souths management teammates as they want him to stay.
Another recent Daily Telegraph reported stated Walker was wanting a “a rich three-year contract extension at South Sydney worth $2.55 million”, revealing that two rival clubs are willing to lure Walker with a $900,000 per season contract.
The Rabbitohs are yet to offer Walker a new deal as he will be out of contract at the end of the 2020 season.
The 29-year-old has continually been linked to the Titans but Gold Coast have not yet offered Walker anything.
Walker was a stand-in captain for the Rabbitohs last season when Sam Burgess was not playing.
He would be an ideal replacement captain of the outgoing Burgess (who has retired due to a chronic shoulder injury).
Clubs can now make formal offers who come off contract after next season due to the November 1st deadline being passed.